Le Creuset Enameled-Steel Stock Pot
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Le Creuset cookware is famous for its superb craftsmanship and inventive use of color. Its enamel-on-steel line heats up quickly for high performance. So whether you’re boiling water for pasta, blanching vegetables, or preparing soups or stocks, this all-purpose lightweight stockpot makes marked contribution to your cookware collection.
- Heavy-gauge carbon steel construction for quick heating.
- Enamel finish is durable, easy to clean and eliminates the need to season the pot.
- Generously sized stockpot is ideal for cooking large quantities of food.
- Tight fitting lid allows heat to circulate and keeps flavors inside.
- Safe for all cooking surfaces, including induction.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 8-qt.: 9 3/4" diam., 7 3/4" high; 8-qt. cap.; 7 lb.
- 12-qt.: 11 1/4" diam., 9" high; 12-qt. cap.; 9 lb. 4 oz.
- 16-qt.: 12" diam., 10 1/4" high; 16-qt. cap.; 9 lb. 12 oz.
- Made in Thailand.
- Use & Care
- Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
- Do not heat empty or allow pot to boil dry.
- Enamel can chip or crack if dropped or banged on hard surface.
- Dishwasher safe.
- If enamel interior gets stained, soak overnight in mixture of 1-Tbs. bleach and 1 gallon water.
- Avoid using harsh detergents, abrasive cleansers, steel wool or steel scouring pads.
- Stubborn food residue and stains can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad or sponge.
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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
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.
Le Creuset of America
114 Bob Gifford Blvd.
Early Branch, SC 29916
Rated 1 out of 5 by Home Gourmet Dave from Great for Clear Stocks, Burns Everything Else I've had this pot for many, many years. It's a LeC classic. I loved the size, and it's great for making 16 quarts of chicken stock (plus carcasses to bring it to 20qt.). But just don't _dare_ to cook stew, or spaghetti sauce, or anything more than a broth with it. If you're going to use it to boil pasta, use the included inner basket (well, at least mine came with an inner steamer/pasta basket.) Otherwise it'll stick. and BURN!!! (I call it Trogdor!) I've attached a pic of my 25 year old pot, but it's looked like this since the first year, pretty much.Date published: 2018-07-03Rated 4 out of 5 by ChefMay from Great for steaming, not for boiling... This enamel coated pot heats up fast. The enamel coating is not good for high heat...because it's not needed. I use this on my gas range and even at the lowest fire, this pot retains heat fast. When you purchase Le Creuset within its stores, the associates will kindly educate you how to use their products. You're given instructions on paper, which I think is imperative for us to learn if we want to see great results and for the sake of longevity of our prized Le Creuset. With that said, the enamel pots are not intended for boiling or cooking at high heat. I think it's great for steaming, simmering soups and stocks. I gave it 4 stars only because I hate that it leaves spots at the bottom (from heat) even at low fire. It easily chips on the handles, too. Other than that, food always comes out beautifully!Date published: 2017-12-30Rated 1 out of 5 by Fred21 from Horrible pot. If you intend to actually cook with the pot forget it! Food instantly burns to the bottom of the pot, even under low heat. You may be able to heat water in it without a black burned on mess- maybe. It looks attractive; just don’t try to cook with it.Date published: 2017-11-13Rated 5 out of 5 by papatt from Much loved gift. This was a requested Christmas gift for my darling daughter and son-in-law. They both enjoy cooking and appreciate quality.Date published: 2017-01-05Rated 4 out of 5 by Pamiej from Hint for pot cleaning All steel pans will burn. Never use a higher flame on any of them. They heat fast. Use a small amount of salt and water on a low flame and let it cook for ten min turn it off and sit over nite. Bar Keepers will clean anything that might b left. Never use a metal spatula to scrape it off. Never. Oh, never use bar keepers on the enameled outside. It will damage it and permanently scratch yr sink surface. I only do this cleaning in my laundry rm sink where I keep the Bar Keepers.Date published: 2016-12-22Rated 1 out of 5 by crossneedl from Do not bother I have bought 2 of these, in two different sizes. The first one became very hard to clean and the enamel was pitted. I thought maybe I used it incorrectly, and bought another. The second is unusable after a year. We use this to cook pasta most of the time, and evidently boiling water wears off the enamel. Don't bother with this pot.Date published: 2016-03-26Rated 3 out of 5 by rainboeyes from I liked it until my husband made a stew in it. It burned on the bottom after leaving his brew on low on the cooktop. He knew I liked the pot, so he attempted to soak it. And soak it. He scrubbed, soaked, chiseled the burnt food from the pot. It's pretty much ruined right now, and I am more than a little upset. He HAS learned a lesson; but I am without my favorite go-to stock pot.Date published: 2016-01-22Rated 1 out of 5 by benne from Le Creuset Enamel Steel Stock Pot My mistake not reading "fine print". I was expecting an enameled cast iron stock pot made in France. I received an enameled steel stock pot made in China. Why bother with "Le Creuset" if it is not made in France.Date published: 2013-11-04