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Le Creuset Signature Round French Oven -5.5 qt. Cherry Enameled Cast Iron
What is the Difference Between a French and a Dutch Oven?
Nothing.The cookware takes the name of the country it is produced in. So French or Dutch this enameled cast iron LeCreuset cookware piece will be a prefect addition to your kitchen for slow cooking and making tasty soups or stews
The 5.5qt Le Creuset Cast Iron Dutch Oven is made of oven safe enameled cast iron offered in a variety of colors. This Cherry enameled Le Creuset Signature Round French Oven has a clean and classic style all its own. Like all Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware it is recommended that you hand wash, but this french oven is dishwasher safe making clean up easy.
What does the Le Creuset 5.5 quart Signature Series in Cherry offer over the Regular Series?
The Le Creuset Signature Series offers a larger handles, 45% larger to be precise. The larger handles allow a firm grip, especially with oven mitts. The Signature Series also offer a larger composite knob. This knob withstands temperatures up to 480ºF, instead of the normal 350ºF. The last key feature the Signature Series has is an advanced sand-colored interior enamel. This advanced enamel has a greater resistance to wear then the Regular Series offers.
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron French Oven Product Features:
- Life with Le Creuset Video (Far Right Tab)
- 5.5 quart capacity french oven
- Round French oven made of enameled cast iron
- 45% larger handles that provide a sure grip, even with oven mitts
- Durable colored porcelain enamel finishes
- An advanced sand-colored interior enamel with even more resistance to wear
- Many enamel color finished to choose from
- Cast iron dutch oven loop handles
- Cast Iron dutch oven is safe to use with gas, electric, ceramic, halogen, induction, oven and stovetop heat sources
- A larger composite knob that withstands temperatures up to 480ºF
- Heavy fitted lid locks in heat, moisture, and flavor
- Phenolic french oven lid knob
- Washing french oven by hand is recommended
- Dishwasher safe LeCreuset french oven
- The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron dutch oven available
- Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
- Item # LS2501-2667
LeCreuset Round French Oven Dimensions: 10 1/4" x 4 1/2"
LeCreuset Round French Oven Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
DUTCH OVEN BREAD
By Le Creuset
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- Kosher salt or coarse sea salt
- Vegetable oil or vegetable oil spray
- Olive oil
Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover it with a pot lid or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size and does not spring back when you push your finger into it, 2 to 4 hours.
Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead it to release the gas and redistribute the yeast. Shape it roughly into a ball, cover it with a towel, and let stand for 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax.
Shape the dough into a tight ball – the tighter the better – by rolling it on the work surface between your palms.
Spray or coat the bottom and sides of your 5.5 QT Le Creuset Dutch Oven with vegetable oil. Put the dough in the center of the pot and place the lid on. Allow the dough to rise again, 30 to 60 minutes (less if it’s very hot and humid, more if it’s cold).
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more if you like, gently over the surface of the dough. Score the bread with a sharp knife or razor, making an X or a hash mark; this will allow the dough to expand freely. Sprinkle the dough with salt. Cover the pot and place it in the oven.
After 30 minutes, remove the lid, reduce the oven temperature to 375 F, and continue baking until the bread is nicely browned and cooked through. It should have an internal temperature of 200 F or so when done.
Allow the bread to rest on a rack for at least 30 minutes so that the interior finishes cooking.
Please Note: Only our Signature phenolic knobs and stainless steel knobs are oven-safe at this temperature. Classic phenolic knobs are oven-safe to 375 F. If using a Classic oven, remove the knob when baking at temperatures higher than 375 F.
Cast Iron Dutch Oven Lifetime Limited Warranty – Le Creuset ® of America, Inc.
What does this warranty cover?
Le Creuset cookware is warranted to you by Le Creuset of America, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of its purchase. For this Lifetime Limited Warranty to apply, you must follow the care and use instructions provided with the 5.5qt Le Creuset French Oven. This warranty covers normal household use only.
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Rocks the kitchen!! Review by Meagan
My wonderful Le Creuset dutch oven arrived promptly and in perfect condition. It took me no time to press it into service and I wondered why I had waited so long to buy this bigger pot of theirs...5.5 quarts. I've used it for braising and making a pot of split pea soup. Sometime soon it'll be a roast locally pastured raised chicken and on and on. THIS one is a perfect size for just about anything you want to do in the beans, making stews, making soups, roasting anything, braising ...AND it works beautiful on my gas stove top or in the oven. Love love love this brand that has been doing it right for a very long time. And thank you! (Posted on 4/27/16)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
- Additional Information
Name LeCreuset Signature French Oven 5.5 qt Round Cherry Cast Iron GTIIN / UPC Code 00024147211495 Brands Le Creuset Type Dutch Ovens Options With Lid Home or Commercial Home Material Cast Iron with Porcelain Enamel Color Red Capacity 5.5 Quart Manufacturer's Warranty Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty Country of Manufacture France Weight (in Lbs) 12