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What are the best pieces of le Creuset cookware to invest in?

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Although the best Le Creuset pieces to invest in depends on the cook, the 5.5-quart Dutch oven is one of the most widely recommended pieces. However, any Le Creuset piece can be a good investment for people who enjoy cooking.

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All Le Creuset pots and pans are made from cast iron with an outer layer of porcelain enamel, so they heat evenly even on smaller burners. They also come with a lifetime warranty and are designed to last for decades, so buyers do not have to worry about replacing them.

The 5.5-quart Dutch oven is often recommended because of its versatility. It can be used to roast, fry, sauté or make stews or bread. It is small enough to be easy to handle but can make food for four people. Le Creuset skillets are also versatile and popular. They have useful ergonomic touches such as extra handles and pour spouts.

People who are considering investing in Le Creuset should consider which pots and pans they use most often. These favorite pans may be a good choice for upgrading to Le Creuset. Skilled cooks with established kitchens may prefer to invest in Le Creuset specialty cookware at first, considering how their cooking and serving needs may change over time since these pieces are expected to last a lifetime.

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