Le Creuset have long been heralded as one of the leaders in cast iron cookware. The company was founded in 1925 in Fresnoy Le Grande, France, where to this day their foundry remains in use. Although much of their prestige comes from the production of cast iron cookware they now produce a wide range of variations and products including multiply stainless steel, toughened non stick, stoneware and wine accessories.
Cast Iron Cookware
Each cast iron piece is handcrafted using sand moulds which are then broken down and recycled, so each piece is completely unique. They then go through the finishing and enamelling process, ensuring they reach the highest standards of durability and the exquisite quality they are renowned for. Despite many new materials being available for the manufacture of cookware, cast iron is still considered by many as the leader in this field. It allows heat to spread evenly and to be retained during the cooking process.
The volcanic (orange) colour was the first kind created and is still the iconic colour we associate most with Le Creuset. However, there are now a range of other colours available including Cerise, Ink, Coastal blue and Chiffon pink, enabling you to choose the one that perfectly complements your kitchen colour scheme.
I was lucky enough to be given my first Le Creuset casserole dish twenty years ago by my parents and it is still in fantastic condition and my favourite item of cookware. There really is nothing better on a cold winters day than a warming stew served in my beautiful Le Creuset. Many tops chefs also use it as their brand of choice and they are available to buy in over 60 countries including Britain, America, Japan and Australia.
To view all the products in their range why not visit www.lecreuset.co.uk
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