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Le Creuset Classic Cast Iron Shallow Casserole, 26 cm - Almond
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- 26 cm wide
- Holds 2 L
- Portion size is 4
- Enamel interior which is hard wearing and easy to clean
- Suitable for use in the dishwasher, oven, freezer and hob
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The shallow, wide base of this versatile pot allows maximum contact between the food and the heat. A paella, couscous or simple seafood linguine cooked and then served at the table in the Shallow Casserole looks fine. 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 tasty as you intended. It also means your dishes will look fine 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 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 distinct mould into which molten iron is poured, this creates a piece, which is, then hand finished and subjected to strict quality checks. You will feel the difference as the cast iron is 9 per cent lighter than the competitor and with a flat base it is suitable 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 useful 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 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.
Once hot you will require only a low to medium heat setting to maintain a quality 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.
Top Customer Reviews
You need to take a little time to bring it to temperature but after that the world is your oyster. I've used it to fry, stir fry, stew etc etc, even make top crust pies, make the filling in the dish then chucking on a pastry lid. Once hot it keeps the heat for ages so is economical as a lower hob/ oven temperature will keep it at a working level. One tip I generally make my casseroles for consumption the following day (better flavour) if I need to reheat straight from the fridge I put the the casserole in the unheated oven then bring to working heat, the enamel will love you for it. I calculate my cooking time from when the oven reaches temp. as normal. I own just two Le creuset casseroles, one of which I've had for almost 20 years, and they are by far the most used of all my pots and pans.
The 26cm casserole is just about the right size to comfortably prepare a meal for two without the contents being in danger of spilling out if stirred on the hob. The 30cm is large enough to comfortably hold a meal for four. The 26cm fits nicely inside the 30cm, sitting on the lid of the former and thus the pair do not use up an awful lot of cupboard space, which is always a boon.
Cleaning is a breeze, they come up like new in the dishwasher or when washed by hand.
Mine both had sticky labels on the base; I mention this only because I remembered to remove one but not the second - the smoke alarm and a smell of chemical burning alerted me to my omission when the dish in question was otherwise happily cooking on the hob. Oops! Anyway, even the burnt label came off cleanly, so no harm done.
item was delievered (supersave del for free) superquick by courier, a week earlier than expected and was packaged very well.
COLOUR : TEAL (aka CARIBBEAN)
MATERIAL : CAST IRON, with BLACK phenolic knob.
SIZE : 26 cm
Approximate maximum capacity : 2L
Sturdily boxed, complete with full CAST IRON use & care instruction leaflet.
Suitable for any hob-top or pop it in the oven, even under the grill to brown off. Well designed lifting handles.
Relatively easy to wash up by hand although it can require a bit of soaking and a rub with a plastic brush...for those more stubborn cooked-on food remains.
An old favourite of mine. The shallow but wide base of this particular casserole, makes it a preference for a number of recipes and my current favourite is 'Made-Up Tuscan Sausage Stew', from Fay's Family Food, a true comfort recipe for warming up at Hallowe'en or Bonfire Night, just around the corner (at the time of writing).
Available in a variety of other colours, and in a larger 30 cm/3.2L size:
Now also available in a NEW SIZE ~ the handy 22 cm
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This took a while to reach us but worth the wait - you get exactly the same product for a fraction of the price on Amazon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.Published 3 months ago by N. Hassan
Worth every penny - I have bought Le Creuset cookware for many many years and they should last a life time as one casserole pot I have is over 30 yrs old ! Brilliant.Published 12 months ago by Liz Bell
This is my 3rd Le Creuset pan. I love it. I use it for stews, rice dishes, soups ( not the shallow one) and I think it really improves the taste of the food. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Z RATAJCZAK
I have been using Le Creuset cast iron and enamel pans for over 40 years and am pleased to add another to my collectionPublished 21 months ago by Judy Williams
Couldn't be happier - use my Le Creuset for loads of dishes great that you can cook in it and also take it to the table. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Countrygirl99
Fantastic customer service and this is my favorite pan! You can use it for just about everything.Published 22 months ago by amber geiger