Fans of Le Creuset are die-hard, and the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, is no exception. Dutch ovens in classic neutrals have been spotted on her Instagram feed. And she puts her mouth where her money is: When asked for a recommendation on barefootcontessa.com, she advised a fan, "I use the Le Creuset #26 Dutch oven more often than everything else. It's great for soups, stews and braising." She also touts the overall brand on her site.
Classic Oval Dutch Oven$265$400Save $135
Classic Skillet$120$175Save $55
Oblong Skillet Grill$126$210Save $84
Heritage Square Baking Dishes, Set of 2$58$75Save $17
Mini Cocottes Set with Cookbook$105$144Save $39
Demi Kettle and Mugs Set$100$132Save $32
Soup Pot with Glass Lid$189$420Save $231
If you've not yet used this iconic brand at home, now is your chance to see why celebrity chefs, including icons like Julia Child (a fan of the Flame colorway, FYI), make this cookware their go-to. Why now? Because right now the Le Creuset sale has some of its culinary all-stars up to 50% off. Not sure where to start? We've highlighted some key pieces that you'll make constant use of for years on end. Plus, they are offering free shipping with your first order. Trust us: Sales like this don't last, so get a great deal now on this heirloom cookware in one of their beautiful colorways (I'm a Caribbean girl, myself). Let's get cooking....
Let's start with that most iconic of all Le Creuset pieces: the Dutch Oven. The cast iron of this classic oval number allows it to go from stovetop to oven. (Even the plastic knob is oven safe up to 375 degrees.) Who needs an extra appliance when this time honored slow-cooker will do? Shown in the Marseille colorway.
Shown in this stunning Chambray color, this does-it-all skillet is as easy on the eyes as it is to clean. No need to season this pan, and it can go right in the dishwasher. Plus, it's the lightest-weight cast iron by quart on the market, so you can flip that pancake like a fancy chef.
Pretty as a picture, in Hibiscus, this pan will cook up those steaks, fish and chicken right on the stove, but with the same great taste as your outdoor grill. High edges prevent fat and juices from escaping while cooking, while making it easy to skim and save that jus for gravy with the convenient spouts on both sides.
These versatile baking dishes go from freezer to oven to table (not to mention the microwave, broiler and dishwasher). Got metal utensils? Don't worry, these are scratch-resistant. The enamel is easy to clean, sparing you any stuck-on food residue. This rich Agave colorway will elevate your table.
Shown in the Artichaut colorway, these mini cocottes boast all the same fabulous qualities as all of their cast iron enamel-coated cookware, adding charm to your tablescape in the process. Use for single-serve side dishes, puddings, souffles, or for snacks. (Bonus: Buy these and you'll regularly get to use words like artichaut and cocotte!)
Some prefer a full-size kettle, but we like demi more. (Heh.) This diminutive number is marked with minimum and maximum fill lines, so you'll never boil over. Its accompanying 14 oz mugs keep liquids hot or cold longer, and are dishwasher safe. Kettle is hand-washable. Shown in Cerise.
Great for one-pot meals, soups, pot roast and a bevy of other dishes, this pot goes from stove top to oven to table, then right into the dishwasher. The enameled cast iron maintains even heat distribution for the perfectly cooked meal. This happy Soleil color will brighten your kitchen and make you smile while you simmer and stir.