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Le Creuset Cast Iron Round Casserole, Volcanic, 28 cm

by Le Creuset
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
RRP: 175.00
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  • dishwasher-safe
  • 28 cm wide
  • Holds 6.7 litres
  • Portion size: 6-8
  • Enamel interior, which is hard wearing and easy to clean
  • Suitable for use in the dishwasher, oven, freezer and hob
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 33.4 x 31.2 x 14.2 cm ; 6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 250012809
  • ASIN: B00008WFFN
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,259 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

This round dish is ideal for casseroles, stews, roasting and perfect for preparing soups and rice dishes, even for baking cakes. The cast iron casserole is the essential kitchen classic from Le Creuset, suitable for all heat sources.

Fired at temperatures of 840 degrees Celsius, the smooth enamel finish of Le Creuset cast iron is durable and hygienic. This means that everything you stew, braise or simmer in a Le Creuset piece will taste just as good as you intended. It also means your dishes will keep looking good from the hob to the oven, from the oven to the table (and from the table to the dishwasher).

Cast Iron Facts

Suitable for use in the oven, on the hob and under the grill. Cast iron can also be used on all heat sources, including Aga’s and induction hobs. It can withstand temperatures up to 190 degrees Celsius. It’s excellent heat retention qualities mean that only low to medium heats are needed to ensure even heat distribution.

Le Creuset Cast Iron

Hand made in France since 1925, each piece is made from a unique mould into which molten iron is poured, this creates a unique piece, which is, then hand finished and subjected to strict quality checks. Le Creuset offers a lifetime guarantee on all cast iron (except non-stick items which carry a 10-year guarantee). You will feel the difference as our cast iron is 9 percent lighter than the leading competitor and with a perfectly flat base it is great for all hobs including glass and ceramic. It also distributes heat more evenly ensuring there are no ‘hot spots’.

The enamel cooking surface is completely hygienic and impervious to flavours and odours. It is perfect to hold foods that are marinating or for storing foods (raw or cooked) in the refrigerator or freezer. The interior is a smooth gloss finish in a sand colour. The interior will clean easily by hand or by dishwasher.

Ceramic, halogen or induction hobs, gas, electric, solid fuel or Aga/Rayburn Le Creuset cast iron will work excellently on all. Whether you are sauteing, grilling, baking, roasting or stewing there is a pot, pan or dish to suit your needs. Most pieces can go on the oven, in the oven or under the grill and importantly if you change your cooking hob you do not need to change your pans. Le Creuset cookware is available in a wide range of colours that will suit both your kitchen and dining table.

Energy Efficient
Once hot you will require only a low to medium heat setting to maintain a good cooking performance, they can even be removed from the heat leaving the food to cook in it’s own heat. These heat retention properties mean that a Le Creuset dish will keep warm for longer at the table.

Care and Use:

Before first use: remove all labels. Wash the pan in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Pans with enamelled cooking surfaces are now ready for use and require no further preparation.

Heat Sources: Le Creuset cast iron cookware can be used on all heat sources. Gas, electric solid or radiant plates, vitroceramic glass, induction, and ranges fired by gas, oil, coal or wood. When using on any glass stovetops always follow the manufacturer’s guidance for use of your cookware. Never drag pans across the glass, but lift on and off,or from one heat zone to another. The enamel surfaces are not suitable for dry cooking. Your choice of liquid, oil, fat or butter should completely cover the base before heating begins.

Oven Temperatures: For black phenolic lid knobs and handles a maximum temperature of 190 degrees Celsius, 375 degrees Fahrenheit or Gas 5 (Europe gas setting 6). For products with integral cast iron handles or stainless steel knobs the maximum oven use temperature is 230 degrees Celsius / 450 degrees Fahrenheit / Gas Mark 8 (Europe gas setting 9).

Range Stoves with Cast Iron Oven Linings: Do not place any cookware on the floor of these ovens. Cook only on the racks provided. Integral cast iron handles or stainless steel knobs will become hot during stovetop as well as oven use. Use a dry, thick cloth, or Le Creuset oven mitts, for handling these at all times.

How to use:

Medium and low heats will provide the best results for the majority of cooking, including frying and searing. Allow the pan to heat gradually and thoroughly, as this will give the most even and efficient cooking results. Once the pan is hot almost all cooking can be continued on lower settings.

High heats should only be used for boiling water for vegetables or pasta, or for reducing the consistency of stocks and sauces. High heats should never be used to pre-heat a pan before lowering the heat for cooking. Cast iron retains heat so well that if a pan is overheated in this way it will contribute to poor cooking results, sticking and discolouration of cooking surfaces.

Match the pan base to the heat zone to maximize efficiency and prevent overheating of pan sides or damage to handles. Long handles should be positioned safely so that they do not overhang the front of your stovetop, or over other heat zones. Do not heat an empty pan or allow a pan to boil dry. Either may cause permanent damage to the enamel and pan.

For stirring comfort and surface protection use Le Creuset heat resistant silicone utensils, heat resistant plastic or wooden tools. Occasional use of metal utensils may leave silver trail marks over the surface. Do not knock metal utensil on the rims of cookware, this will eventually damage the enamel.

Note: Do not cut foods directly on any enamel surface.

Place hot pans on Le Creuset silicone mats, wooden boards, or trivets. Never place a hot pan directly on an unprotected surface. We recommend using Le Creuset oven mitts for lifting hot pans at all times.

Electric hand held beaters or mixers should not be used in any cookware. Permanent damage to all surfaces will be caused.

After use always cool a pan for a few minutes before washing in hot soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not fill a hot pan with cold water or plunge into cold water as thermal shock damage to the enamel may occur.

If there are food residues fill the pan with warm water and leave to soak for 15 – 20 minutes, then wash in the usual way. Nylon or soft abrasive pads or brushes can be used to remove stubborn residues. Do not use metallic pads, or harsh abrasive cleaning agents, as these will damage the enamel and polished trims.

Light stains or metal trail marks (caused by metal tools) can be removed with Le Creuset Cookware cleaner. An occasional conditioning clean with this product will also retain the new appearance and polish of your pans.


All pans with integral cast iron, phenolic handles, or stainless steel lid knobs, can be washed in the dishwasher. When using the dishwasher always allow the cycle to complete before opening the door. This will ensure the pans are dried thoroughly.

Maintain the tightness of all handles and knobs by checking and re-tightening them regularly. Le Creuset enamelled cast iron is extremely durable, but it may be damaged if accidentally dropped or knocked against a hard surface.

Le Creuset Guarantee

Le Creuset is proud of the workmanship in its products and guarantees its enamelled cast iron cookware, from the date of purchase, for the lifetime of the original owner, whether a self purchase or received as a gift. The lifetime guarantee covers faulty workmanship and materials when the product is used in normal domestic household conditions, and in accordance with the care and use instructions provided. It does not cover normal wear and tear or misuse of the product. See Care & Use booklet for full details of guarantee.

To claim under this guarantee firmly attach to the cookware your printed name, address and nature of the complaint, together with the name of the retailer, if known.

This Lifetime Guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.

About Le Creuset:

A lifetime spent crafting the finest cookware. Le Creuset has been making superb, award winning cookware since 1925 and the secret recipe of ingredients remains the same today. Each piece is made from a unique mould into which molten iron is poured from a large cauldron (called a creuset). This creates a unique piece, each with it’s own identity and style. The piece is then hand finished and subjected to strict quality checks. Finally the cast iron is enamelled at extremely high temperatures to create the vibrant lustre and hard finish which looks great in the home.

Box Contains

  • 1 × Le Creuset Cast Iron 28cm Volcanic Round Casserole
  • 1 × Le Creuset Cast Iron 28cm Volcanic Round Lid
  • 1 × Care & Use Booklet

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Le Creuset quality in a family size 28 Dec 2012
    By JH
    Verified Purchase
    I hadn't planned to order a pot quite this large but I got such a fantastic price here that I couldn't resist (it was even cheaper than the next size down!) and I'm not sorry. This pot is big enough to cook many large portions of soup or stew all at once. I can fit huge lumps of meat in it or make six litres of jam or pickle. It won't ever be an everyday pot for me as there are just two of us living in the house most of the time, but it certainly will be a favourite when I am bulk cooking for the pantry or freezer.

    Fuel economy is excellent because almost anything can be kept simmering at the lowest possible setting on the hob and brought to the boil on the next setting up. I can't imagine ever wanting or needing to put a cast iron pot like this on full heat.

    As with all the other Le Creuset products I've tried, this is top quality but does require a certain level of care (all documented in the little brochure that comes with the packaging) just like any other enamelled cast iron would do. If I look after it there's no reason to think it won't be a once-in-a-lifetime purchase.

    EDIT: I said originally that this 28cm pot wouldn't be an everyday pot for me, but that turned out to be wrong. Six months later I find myself hauling it out on a regular basis! Even if I'm not cooking a huge batch of something, it's often handy to have a bit of extra room for stirring or using a stick blender without splashing. My 22cm pot has now been relegated to the back of the cupboard as it just doesn't get used as often as it used to.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Purchase 4 Jan 2013
    By Char30
    Verified Purchase
    I brought this Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish for my partner as he has always wanted one. It is excellent for cooking casserole, roasting, slow cooking. Cleaning couldn't be easier a soak in fairy liquid in warm water and a wipe with a sponge to date there is no marks made from cooking or cleaning. The item is well package on delivery so can not be broken. Overall my partner is well happy with his Le Creuset casserole dish.I would recommend this item.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best meals start here. 19 Mar 2014
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    Best kitchen purchase ever. Have made done outstanding meals that cook with ease. Food cooks evenly, retains heat ...cleaning has been a breeze with just dish soap and a soft sponge. And it looks so pretty in our kitchen when not in use!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The very best 13 Mar 2013
    By Didier TOP 500 REVIEWER
    I've had one of these for 3 years now, use it all the time and it still amazes me what a fabulous product this is. It's versatile, robust (with just a minimum of care they'll last a lifetime), easy to wash, and always performs. One of the greatest advantages to me personally is that you can just pop it in the oven and leave it there for as long as it takes while you carry on with other things (or simply relax), and after a couple of hours you'll find your stew cooked to perfection, piping hot, and with all the taste preserved. Well worth the money!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. 5 Mar 2013
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    This product was exactly what we wanted. It was very well priced, arrived promptly and was well packaged. We are very pleased with the service.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars CAST IRON POT! 22 Dec 2006
    Approximate capacity : 6.7 L

    Ideal for entertaining and my overall favourite recipe in this size is, 'Greek Stifatho', from pages 90/91, of Claudia Roden's Simple Mediterranean Cookery, serving 6-8 comfortably.

    It is also ideal for Fergus Henderson's 'Lamb Shanks with Port', serving four and reproduced on pages 152/153 of Henrietta Green's Farmers' Market Cookbook.

    Or....to show the true versatility of this brilliant 'casserole' dish, you could try what a good friend does - bake a bazaar-sized cake in it!

    Sturdily boxed, with full use and care instructions supplied.
    Easy to use and clean by hand, although some soaking and a rub with a plastic brush inside and out, may be required for the more stubborn baked-on food remains.
    Dishwasher safe - if it fits in - because this is.....BIG!
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    21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Don't drop this on your toe! 20 Dec 2012
    By XEON
    I bought this item for it looked robust! Robust it was! As my wife was washing up, I settled down to smoke one of my finest cigars, as I was a little tipsy from my single malt whiskey, I mis-clipped my tobacco. I quickly rushed into the kitchen where my wife was carrying out her womanly chores, reached across her to grab one sheet of plenty, knocked the poorly balanced le creuset crockery, the dish fell and broke my wife's toe. As I was over the limited, she had to drive herself to A&E, due to her broken toe, she could not operate the clutch adequately and drove my 9 series into next doors fence. All in all I am pleased with the quality of the pan.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty one - not replaced 14 Aug 2012
    By CWh
    I bought this over a year ago. It popped after only a few uses. I am convinced it was a manufacturing problem as we were only sweating onions at a low heat with oil. If I'd known Amazon would replace within a year that would have been fine. I tried to get a replacement from the manufacturer unfortunately and was very surprised at quibbles and no replacement.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Le Creuset Casserole, 28cm
    This is a substantial size, and quite heavy, as long as you take that fact on board when purchasing then you'll have no problems. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by M. Williams
    4.0 out of 5 stars Just as I expected
    Fanstastic quality. It will last a lifetime or two... I'm not sure why it comes from the factory with a plastic lid handle, but I replaced it with a stainless handle so there... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by FlyBy
    4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
    Hey, it was perfect. Thanks so much!! Only prob was when the post it they have no collection point in London. However the found a nice neighbour! Xx
    Published 5 months ago by Mary Ann Murphy
    1.0 out of 5 stars Le Creuset Cast Iron Round Casserole, Volcanic, 28 cm
    Le Creuset are really good but expensive. Getting a good deal on them is the only way I would have purchased this.
    Published 6 months ago by wobbly walker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not cheap, but priceless
    Well, if you're looking for a Le Creuset cocotte is because you know what the game is about.
    Other iron cast options? surely, but they are not Le Creuset. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Mico Munar
    5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality product
    Fast, very good professional service, what you order is what you get, a hassle free purchase from start to finish.
    Published 16 months ago by SuperEng
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot be beaten I think!
    Big lump of metal but already used several times to cook a variety of dishes and very efficiently too. Adds to me collection in a very positive way!!
    Published 18 months ago by Robert
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