Le Creuset 2.25-Quart Saucier : Wide, shallow design brings sauces to a boil quickly for faster reduction, and curved walls make stirring easier. Steam vent in lid helps prevent boil-over. No metallic taste! The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need and home decor. Each enameled cast iron cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in France. 6 lbs. 2 1/4 Quart capacity. 8 1/2" Dia. (16 1/2" w / handles) x 2 3/4"H (4 1/2" w / lid). Product Features Molded of cast iron with an expertly enameled glossy porcelain coating Highest quality porcelain enamel coating is impermeable to odors and stains Wide, shallow design speeds cooking time Broad cooking surface speeds evaporation - ideal for reducing sauces Curved walls improves stirring Versatile for stovetop, oven and broiler Steam vent in lid helps prevent boil-over Foods will not react with the enameled finish Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer Heavy, tight-fitting lid seals in moisture and flavors - food self-bastes Long handle and helper handle makes food transfer easy Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 400 F Suited for stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Saucepan is safe for oven or broiler up to 400 F (do not put knob under the broiler) Bright color choices coordinate with virtually
This pan gets washed and put back on the stove. It doesn't ever see the inside of the cabinet. It is a permanent fixture in the kitchen. I either wilt spinach, boil water for hard boiled eggs for sandwiches, or make a wonderful batch of oatmeal for the family, or gently cook chicken in cream sauce or you can throw together some wonderfully fresh soups in small batches for the freezer..I make a brie soup that requires absolute distribution of gentle heat...this pan can do this.....it just seems to do it all. The heat distributes beautifully and the iron core allows me to cook at a lower heat with more control over the outcome.... and more vitamins! It just doesn't get any better than this...and I have had expensive copper pans with silver lining. This pan cleans up instantly and is ready for whatever I need to cook next. I even cook steak in olive oil over low heat in it and it comes out wonderfully tender and juicy. Give it as a wedding gift EVERYONE needs this pan! I have been cooking for large and small groups of people for over 43 years and I should have had this little sweetheart 40 years ago....life would have been a lot easier! S.