This orange Le Creuset skillet is made from solid cast iron. The frying pan, or skillet, has a diameter of 23 cm. With its high, curved rim, you can easily stir the food in the pan without any of the contents splashing out. The two pouring spouts on the rim also make it super easy to pour liquids out of the pan.
As well as the cast iron handle, the skillet is also equipped with a second handle. Considering the weight of the pan, this isn't an unnecessary luxury! The entire dish is prepared evenly, thanks to the enamelled cast iron. The pan is suitable for all heat sources and can go straight from the stove into the oven.
The Le Creuset skillet has satin-finished black enamel. Thanks to this interior, the pan is an excellent option for baking, grilling and searing. With regular use a black-brown layer, also known as a patina, will develop. Do not remove this layer: this is the result of natural oils and fats adhering to the surface. This layer gives better baking results and ensures that the pan doesn't need to be greased as much.
Maintaining the pan
Clean the pan before use and dry it properly. Always choose a heat source that is the appropriate size for the base diameter of the pan. When using a gas hob, make sure that the flames cannot spread up the sides of the pan. The flames should only hit the base. Also, don't immediately put the hot pan under a cold tap, as this could damage it. Make sure it has enough time to cool down first. This pan is dishwasher-safe. However, please note that frequent dishwasher use could affect the enamel finish. It can also prevent a patina from forming.
About Le Creuset
The foundations for Le Creuset's success were laid way back in 1924 at the Brussels Stock Exchange. Armand Desaegher (specialist in cast iron) and Octave Aubecq (specialist in enamel) joined forces and decided to establish a company. This turned out to be a winning combination. Ever since 1925, they have been conquering the world with their enamel Le Creuset pans.
Le Creuset has continued to innovate throughout the years. Time and time again, they returned to the drawing board to develop new designs, models and colours. This urge to innovate is the reason that today, over 90 years later, these iconic pans are still the best in the world. Unparalleled production quality and trendsetting designs and colours have turned Le Creuset into an icon.