Also known as a pie funnel, the Le Creuset pie bird is a bakers best friend as it aids in releasing steam while the pie bakes. It also sits in the middle of the pan and creates an arch to prevent the pie from becoming soggy, and producing a perfectly crisp crust. The pie bird features Le Creuset's signature enamel coating for durability while your pies bake in the oven. Available in 6 beautiful colors, the pie bird is a wonderful addition to the Le Creuset 9" pie dish. Your dessert's best-kept secret to the perfect pie comes from the help of a Le Creuset.
Protected by a hard-wearing glaze that resists damage from heat and utensils, Le Creuset stoneware is perfectly suited to baking pies, quiches, casseroles and more. The secret to its performance is the even-heating properties, which prevent hot-spots and cook foods in a uniform fashion. The result is a golden brown crust with fully cooked ingredients throughout. The enamel finish is smooth and easily releases food, making cleanup a breeze. Le Creuset Stoneware is safe for the oven, broiler, and microwave. Because it is impermeable to stains and odors, it is also perfect for storing foods in the refrigerator or the freezer.
Wildly popular the world around, Le Creuset has been producing some of the finest stoneware and porcelain enameled cast iron cookware available anywhere since 1925, and their latest cookware lines reaffirm Le Creuset's dedication to excellence and quality. Professional chefs worldwide place a high value on not only the elegance in design but the high performance of Le Creuset, especially the thermal properties of the enameled cast-iron cookware line. Now you can make cooking fun again by bringing the excellence of Le Creuset into your home! Modern colors and timeless design principles allow you to fill your kitchen with a contemporary flare and cookware pieces that will be treasured for generations to come! Designed to enhance the culinary skills of even the most novice chef, Le Creuset offers a wide variety of products made to make kitchen work much easier.
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All items in the Le Creuset stoneware range are original designs and have been hand-crafted, making each piece unique. Due to this uniqueness, there may be slight variations from piece to piece. Le Creuset Stoneware is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler. The maximum oven-safe temperature is 500°F / 260°C. The enameled surface is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The enamel is completely hygienic and will not absorb odors or flavors. Le Creuset Stoneware is extremely strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking. The handles, knobs and rims have been specially designed for a secure, easy-to-hold grip.
Never use any Stoneware piece on the stove top or any other direct heat source. OVEN: Maximum oven-safe temperature is 500°F / 260°C. Use oven mitts for lifting at all times. BROILER: When using under a broiler allow a gap of no less than 2 ½ inches between the rim of the dish and the heat source. MICROWAVE: Handles may become hot during prolonged microwave use, especially if the handles are enclosed with plastic wrap. Cover just the open top of the dish, leaving the handles exposed. FREEZER-TO-OVEN USE: Do not place a frozen dish of food in a preheated oven. Place the frozen dish in a cold oven and set the temperature, allowing the dish and oven to heat together. Before serving always check that the center of the food is completely and uniformly hot. CLEANING: Before the first use, wash the dish in hot, soapy water, and rinse and dry thoroughly. For most day-to-day cleaning, cool the dish for a few minutes before washing and drying, or wash in the dishwasher, allowing the full cycle to complete. Never leave a dish fully immersed in water. For removal of stubborn residues allow the dish to cool, fill with warm, soapy water and allow it to soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash in the usual way using a plastic brush or scouring pad if necessary.
The warranty begins on the date of purchase by the original owner. Le Creuset Stoneware Warranty covers faulty workmanship and materials when the product is being used for residential purposes in accordance with the use and care guidelines. If the stoneware is considered defective, it will be replaced free of charge, or replaced by a similar product or one of equivalent value if the original product is no longer in production. Replacement of the same color is not guaranteed. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial or misuse of the product. Scratches, stains, discoloration, corrosion or damage from overheating the the non-stick coating, and consequential damage is not covered under this warranty.