One of the things I love to do is to review cooking products for which I have an appreciation. It’s not everyday that I will just review whatever comes along. When I had the opportunity to review a Le Creuset Brasier I was excited. Le Creuset has been around since 1925 so I think they know a thing or two about whats good for the kitchen. I used the Braiser tonight to make a braised, rabbit which will be in another post. First I have to start out by saying the colors of Le Creuset product make it look so pretty and is great to just to set it on the table with the food you just cooked. Next, its enameled cast iron cookware, which is a big step up from your typical cast iron. This brings so much more into cooking. With a lid that helps the slow cooking process, forming an oven like environment but yet moist. It turns the braising liquid into a much flavorful sauce. You can even put it directly into the oven and dishwasher, as it won’t rust. The interior is pale, which helps when browning. Another big plus is that it’s easy to clean up. Also you get a lifetime warranty on the life of the product, which I think is a plus. I fell in love with this product. I think this would be great as a gift to someone or for yourself. It delivers what it says it does.
This review is based completely on Homemade Delish’s opinion. I am not paid or sponsored by Le Creuset.
Hold on to your oven mit people. I will be hosting a giveaway shortly with Le Creuset, So check back to see how to enter.
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We have this pot…..it’s our “Go-To”…..
Its such a great pot.
It would make a great weapon if ever needed…..it must weigh 100 lbs….
Enameled cast iron is single most important cooking vessel I have – nothing beats it in the kitchen…
I totally agree, makes life alot easier
The right equipment makes all the difference. The cast iron is key for browning and carmelizing. Can’t wait to see the giveaway!
Never had one . . . always wanted one. Love the colors on them and love cast-iron cooking. Thanks for the review! Holding on to my mitt for your give-a-way announcement.
I love LeCreuset cookware. I purchase a couple of pieces last year and no that is what I cook with the most. I can always use a couple of extra pots. 🙂
I love Le Creuset! their Dutch Oven is my favorite piece of cookware 😉
Ill have to try that one.
I’ve got one of those but its in a right state (all kind of brown and used)
Sounds like you need a new one.
I am blessed to have a few Le Creuset pots, pans and roasting dishes. They are the one brand that really lasts a lifetime (or two).
I’ve not had the pleasure of owning a Le Creuset pot or pan but you certainly make me want one! Plus, I love the vibrant color!
The Le Creuset braiser is perched atop my want-list. What a pot!
I love cast iron, but there is something about plain old cast iron that I really love. Sure you gotta cure, and re-cure every now and then, but there is just something about cast iron that I love. I wonder if anything is lost on cast iron with the enamel on it. I suppose it would make it so you don’t have to re-cure at all.
So what is the benefit of this kind of cast iron over the old fashioned style? I am sort of old fashioned myself and like old fashioned things. Something nostalgic about the old ways I guess.
Hi there, I see where you are coming from. Alot of people still love their cast iron and there is nothing wrong with that. Couple things, yes with a old fashioned cast iron you do have re cure it every now and then if not you will get rust. With the enamel it just makes your life a lot easier when cleaning up and enameled has layers to keep it from scratching. I think it comes down to if you love cooking with one and your meals come out DELISH then you know you have your match. I have used old fashioned for so long but after using Le Creuset I fell in love just my choice of course. Thanks for asking the question and sharing your thoughts. 😉 Happy New Year!
Happy new year to you too! And sorry if I’m being a pest, but I have another question. Cooking with plain old cast iron seems to add to the flavor of the foods. Is any of that lost with enamel coated cast iron? Last question, I promise. LOL!
hahaha No problem. I personally think it adds a little more flavor or boosts the flavor. The Enamel doesnt effect anything except for helping it get cleaned that comes in handy