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Le Creuset Cast-Iron Balti Dish

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Select Size: 3 Qt.

Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $150

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Summary

Tracing its roots to northern Pakistan, the balti is a deep, rounded cooking vessel used to prepare savory dishes similar to Indian curries. The pot's classic shape is ideal for stirring and tossing ingredients, then simmering to a rich, flavorful sauce for dipping naan and other flatbreads.

  • Enameled cast-iron distributes heat slowly and evenly, then retains it beautifully.
  • Durable porcelain enamel requires no seasoning and resists chipping and cracking.
  • Rounded sides keep ingredients in the pot and help concentrate flavors.
  • A flat base holds the pot steady on the stovetop.
  • Wide loop handles are easy to grasp, even with bulky oven mitts.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • Made in France.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 1 3/4-Qt. Balti Dish: 8 1/4" diam., 3" high; 4 lb.
  • 3-Qt. Balti Dish: 9 3/4" diam., 3" high; 5 lb. 3 oz.
  • Made in France.
Use & Care

Use

  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • For best results, use low to medium heat on cooktop.
  • Oven and broiler safe.
  • Use wood, plastic or heat-resistant nylon tools to avoid scratching the enamel surface.
  • Do not slide pan on stovetop.
  • Enamel can chip or crack if dropped or banged on hard surface.

Care

  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents or abrasive cleansers.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad or sponge.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

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More about Le Creuset

The first Le Creuset foundry opened in 1925 in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, and specialized in cast-iron cookware. The cast-iron pieces are still made at the original factory, using the traditional techniques of hand forging and casting in individual sand molds. The brightly pigmented porcelain-enamel glaze that first set Le Creuset cookware apart from other cast-iron cookware now comes in a wide range of traditional and contemporary colors. In 2013, Le Creuset began producing innovative stainless-steel cookware in Portugal with lids that incorporate the same signature three-ring design as the company's classic cast-iron pieces. This stainless-steel collection was awarded the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award for product design.

WARRANTY INFORMATION

10-YEAR WARRANTY

In 2019, Le Creuset has increased the Stoneware warranty from 5 years to 10 years.

This is a reflection of the confidence we have in our product performance and the company's commitment to producing quality stoneware.

WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?

The warranty covers faulty workmanship and/or materials when the product is used in normal domestic conditions in accordance with the care and use instructions provided. It does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial use or misuse of the product.

Defective stoneware will be replaced free of charge, or replaced by a similar product or one of equivalent value if the original product is no longer in production. Replacement with the same color cannot be guaranteed.

WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY NOT COVER?

Damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse or commercial use.

Scratches, stains, discoloration, corrosion or damage from overheating to the interior or exterior of the pan.

Consequential damage is expressly excluded from this warranty.

WHO IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY?

The warranty begins on the date of purchase by the original owner, whether a self-purchase or received as a gift.

TO MAKE A WARRANTY CLAIM

To make a warranty claim, consumers should call the Le Creuset helpline at 1-877-CREUSET (273-8738) to obtain a Returns Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number prior to mailing their cookware to us.

Once an authorization number is received, the product should be mailed to the address below. We recommend using a traceable means to return the product as Le Creuset of America, Inc., is not responsible for damages or lost or stolen merchandise. A return address and a brief note explaining the defect should also be included. Turnaround time on returns is typically two to four weeks after receipt of an item.

Returns Department
Le Creuset of America
114 Bob Gifford Blvd.
Early Branch, SC 29916

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  • Rated 3 out of 5 by from red balti dish I recieved my Red Balti Dish 1 3/4 qt. I was a little disappointed in the color. It is really a two-toned red/orange then the bottom half is dark. Not at all what I expected from the picture portrayed online. I bought this believing it was a total RED color. But I guess that is not happening. IF there is a Total Red color please let me know.
    Date published: 2017-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this little versatile dish! I received this as a wedding gift in the matte aqua 3 qt. size. At first was wondering if I would actually use it since I'm not much of an Indian cook but I have to say I love it! I have used it the most to make risotto. Also used for stir fry, soups and sauces. Cooks very evenly and bonus, it's perfectly beautiful to serve from on the table! As with all Le Creuset cast-iron, it's a little on the heavier side but doesn't bother me.
    Date published: 2017-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for so many things My sister got me this as a birthday gift and I am thrilled! I have been wanting a cast iron wok like piece of cookware for a long time. This balti dish is amazing. I make lots of stir fries and curries and this pan holds a constant heat with no issues. It is perfect for roasting cumin seeds and indian spices perfectly before adding proteins and sauces to the curry you are making. It makes the most wonderful Indian potato dishes, Thai curries, asian noodle dishes. I make fried rice, great veggie stir fries, and even wonderful scramble eggs in this pot! Perfect for miso soup too! You name it, this pot can do it. I am in love. It hasn't left my stove top! I have the larger size and it is wonderful. But if my generous sister wanted to buy me the small size for my next birthday I wouldn't stop her :)
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all types of Asian cuisine As the name and description suggests, this is a treat for cooking SE Asian dishes such as curries, baltis, daal, etc. It provides great even heating you'd expect from Le Creuset and the curved sides are great for sauce reduction. The curve sides also serve nicely for other cuisines such as stir fries. And the beautiful contrasting black and red makes it a conversation piece everytime it's on the table. The main thing to watch out for is the fact that this isn't non-stick, strictly speaking. So be careful when searing or frying any proteins to constantly stir or use a bit more oil than you would for a non-stick surface. Regardless, clean up is easy if anything does get a bit stuck, after a good soak. Finally, I highly recommend getting the larger size for versatility if you ever plan on cooking for more than 2 people.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
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