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Old 12-25-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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Le Creuset Baking

Good day all, New to the forum, Forum looks great. Quick question, I just received a really nice Let Creuset cookware set and I am wondering if they are safe to put in the Oven. My dutch oven has a hard plastic black handle and I am wondering if there is a melting concern? New to this, thanks. all.

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Old 12-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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Good day all, New to the forum, Forum looks great. Quick question, I just received a really nice Let Creuset cookware set and I am wondering if they are safe to put in the Oven. My dutch oven has a hard plastic black handle and I am wondering if there is a melting concern? New to this, thanks. all.
Welcome to DC!!

Lucky duck! Your Le Creuset is perfect for the oven, no worries about the handle!
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Thanks princessFiona.... Funny, we are watching Shrek Forever After at this time and here you are. LOL. Thanks for the quick reply. I cant wait to make French Daube and or Coq au Vin in these babies.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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Great cookware.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
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Thanks princessFiona.... Funny, we are watching Shrek Forever After at this time and here you are. LOL. Thanks for the quick reply. I cant wait to make French Daube and or Coq au Vin in these babies.
Oh yeah! We made that movie a bit ago, haven't watched it, yet! Even ogres stay home for Christmas! That's the next movie we will be watching, but Shrek is in a food coma and napping. I'm about ready to crash myself for about 30 minutes!
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Be very careful when washing it. Check the manual for washing instructions. You don't ever want steel wool or anything harsh.

At my house the steel wool is nowhere near the kitchen. There have been oopses in the past by "helpful" guests.

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Old 12-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #7
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Yes Rocklobster, they are awsome.I am so glad my wife got me those. I am a wanna be cook, so i like to experiment with different foods.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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They braise in the oven beautifully!
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:22 PM   #9
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Be very careful when washing it. Check the manual for washing instructions. You don't ever want steel wool or anything harsh.

At my house the steel wool is nowhere near the kitchen. There have been oopses in the past by "helpful" guests.

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Yes, very true. I dont keep many abrasive pads in the kitchen. I use an organic loofah and mild soap to wash them. I hear that using Bar Keepers Friend to clean them is also good. Have yet to try it. Great Site by the way.Thanks for your help.
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I've had my Le Creuset for 32 years. My mother bought it for me when I got my first apartment. My only complaint (after all these years) is that when I use the lasagna pan, it is really heavy to lift out of the oven (in my dream kitchen, I want a built in oven...it's coming, slowly but surely). I refresh the "seasoning" regularly. I had an accident with my 8-qt pot recently...the beets boiled dry. I tried baking soda, it helped but didn't get rid of the stain. I went on line, and learned that one can pour bleach in the pan, bring to a low boil, let it sit overnight. It worked beautifully. It is in the oven reseasoning as I write this.

My brother also has a set of Le Creuset. I saw a "blurb" on TV recently that Le Creuset is the "sexist" cookware.

When my mother gave it to me (she added extra pans that weren't part of the set), she told me that it would last me my lifetime. She was right--it has made many moves with me and I wouldn't dream of replacing it. The only reason I'd stop using it is if I get too feeble to lift the pans.

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