Upgrade your cookware with Le Creuset’s 12pc steel set. Fashioned by European Artisans each piece is made of three layers; an aluminum center to evenly circulate head and outer layers made of stainless steel infused with titanium to resist scratches, scuffs, and scorches. The metal is resistant to up to 500 degrees so there's no limit to what you can cook! Le Creuset doesn’t forget the small stuff either. Internal measurement markings, built in steam vents, and rims to prevent dripping are just a few of the small features that make a huge impact on your cooking experience. Cleanup is a breeze too with nonstick surfaces and dishwasher-safe pieces. With the range of pieces you can make your favorite dinners to eat, your favorite dinners to make.
This essential collection of radiant, high-performance stainless steel cookware makes a beautiful and functional foundation for a lifetime of cooking. Le Creuset's premium stainless steel reflects the same European craftsmanship and character that has defined Le Creuset cast iron for decades.
Le Creuset's tri-ply stainless steel features a full aluminum core bonded between two outer layers of professional-grade stainless steel, resulting in superior heat conduction and distribution. Tri-ply construction offers better control at every stage of preparation, as well as flexibility for a variety of cooking techniques like searing, sauteing and pan-frying.
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Le Creuset Stainless Steel Pans are constructed from premium materials that are designed for high performance. Be sure to use special care to ensure the pan lasts a long time in your kitchen.
Before First Use
Remove all labels from the product. Wash the pan with hot water and dish soap, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
It is essential to never use high heat while cooking. For the best results, we recommend low to medium heat. Be sure the base of the pan matches the diameter of the heat source to prevent damage. Gas flames should never exceed the diameter of the pan as well. Use low to medium heat when cooking, including frying and sauteing. The pan should never be on the maximum high heat setting.
Oils and Fats
Add little to no fat before you begin heating the pan. The oil should never begin smoking. If smoking occurs, remove the pan from the heat, clean, and restart the heating process. We recommend using a high heat oil when cooking.
Never use sharp objects while cooking. We recommend using Le Creuset silicone tools, wooden, or heat resistant plastic tools. Metal tools, spoons, or balloon whisks may be used with care, but use caution and never scrape on the nonstick surface. Never use a knife to cut food inside the pan.
Le Creuset Stainless Steel is able to cook in oven temperatures up to 500 degrees F/260 degrees C. You may use Stainless Steel pans under the broil setting, but at a minimum distance of 2.5 inches. Matching glass lids can cook in temperatures up to 425 degrees F/220 degrees C. Do not exceed these temperatures or this will cause significant damage.
The handles are secured using stainless steel rivets. The handles become will become hot in excessive temperatures. Use caution while handling a hot pan. A dry oven mitt, towel, or hot pads should be used to protect your hands.
Cleaning and Storage
Never clean the pan while it is hot. Placing a hot pan under cold water can cause damage. Wait a few minutes afterwards for the pan to dry. Use hot soapy water and a soft sponge to clean. Never use metal, harsh or abrasive sponges/pads as they can scratch the surface of the pan. Le Creuset Stainless Steel pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher, but we recommend washing the pans by hand to ensure the quality and lifetime of the pan. Thoroughly dry the pan after washing and store it in a dry, temperature controlled place before the next use. If you are stacking the pans, use towels between each pan to prevent scratches from occurring.
For cleaning Le Creuset Glass Lids, never place a hot lid into cold water. Wait a few minutes for the lid to cool down before washing. The lids are dishwasher safe, but Discover Gourmet highly recommends hand washing to prolong the lifetime.
The lifetime warranty begins at the date of purchase for the lifetime of the original owner. Le Creuset Warranty covers faulty workmanship and/or materials with the product is being used for residential purposes, and following the use and care guidelines. Defective cookware will be replaced free of charge with a similar product, or one equivalent in value if the original product is no longer in production. The warranty does not cover damage cause by normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse, or commercial use, or consequential damage. Scratches, stains, discoloration, corrosion, or damage from overheating the pan are also excluded from the warranty. The warranty covers the original owner, whether self purchaser or those who receive it as a gift. The warranty is no longer valid if the pan is sold to another person.
Please note that in the case of a purchased set, only the faulty pan will be replaced. All warranty issues are done at the discretion of Le Creuset.