Several years ago I was given my first Le Creuset pot. Undeniably the best gift received and it continues to be one of my favorite items for cooking. The Le Creuset company makes several variations in color but of course the Red one started my collection. The enameled iron cookware is great for several reasons.
First off the weight of the product makes it feel like your cooking with something instead of just a light aluminum pan that doesn't hold up to the vigor of stirring the delicious meals. Second, the cookware has a great way of keeping heat without having to have the burner on High. The iron retains the heat and allows for constant temperatures. You will need to be careful since altering the temperature can take a while. Third, the braising ability is unbelievable. With a little bit of chicken stock or wine the bits on the bottom of the pan become part of the delicious sauce with the meal.
The Le Creuset cookware is not cheap by any means, but it is one of the staple items in your collection that will last a lifetime. There will be no reason to replace the item unless of course your caring for out incorrectly.
Few tips for caring for the cookware:
1. Let the item cool and do not wash right from the stove or oven.
2. Wash with a mild detergent and rinse thoroughly.
3. Dry the cookware after washing and do not let set to air dry.
4. Never place in the dishwasher.
For further information on the cookware you may visit the Le Creuset website lecreuset.com
The cookware is available at most speciality cookware stores and major department stores.