Le Creuset Signature Collection Braiser, 5 quart

This 5-qt. braiser is the "do everything" pan -- saute, fry, simmer, bake, brown or braise, with the unmatched performance and beautiful presentation of Le Creuset. Le Creuset Signature Collection of enameled cast-iron cookware is molded and crafted by hand, combining traditional unmatched craftsmanship with a reinvented, improved design. The "do everything pan" to saute, fry, simmer, bake, brown or braise and provide beautiful presentation. Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring greater retention of moisture and flavors, while self-basting foods. Newly-formulated enamel interior is more durable, stain- and odor-resistant and easier to clean. Handles are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip, even with oven mitts, ensuring safe transport from oven to table. Improved ergonomic phenolic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F. The iron is melted at an extremely high temperature in a cauldron (called a "creuset" in French) then poured into a sand mold. Under the hands of skilled craftsmen, each surface is smoothed in preparation for uniform porcelain enameling. Le Creuset cast-iron provides unparalleled heat retention. Smooth porcelain-enameled interior and exterior is nonreactive to food or liquid. Bold and dynamic colors match Le Creuset enameled cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and accessories. Versatile for stove top, oven or broiler. For nearly a century, Le Creuset has been the preferred cookware choice of distinguished chefs around the world
$420 $294.95