Whether preparing a traditional bouillabaisse or large portions of soups and stews, the generous 7-1/2-quart capacity of this oversized cast-iron soup pot comes in handy for recipes using whole ingredients or extra stock. Its gently curved sides create a smaller base and a wider top, which help promote and utilize the natural movement of heated liquid, essentially "self-stirring" contents while cooking. The vessel measures 12-1/2 inches in diameter at the top and 6-3/4 inches at the base (fitting most household burners).
Like other pieces in Le Creuset's line of enameled cast iron, the cookware's exterior features a colorful, long-lasting enamel that resists chipping and cracking, while its durable, nonreactive sand-colored enamel interior offers a smooth surface for cooking and an optimal palette for food presentation. As cast iron is unexcelled for even heat distribution and superior heat retention, and enamel is impervious to acids and odors, the pot cooks food uniformly and gently without hot spots and can be used for marinating, cooking on the stovetop, or finishing in the oven. The cookware's cast-iron loop side handles ensure a secure grip during transport, and its tight-fitting lid with an easy-grip phenolic knob helps trap heat, moisture, and nutrients. The cookware can be safely used in the oven up to 350 degrees F and on any stovetop, including induction. Best of all, it moves gracefully from the oven to the table for serving to the refrigerator or freezer for storing leftovers. The cookware carries a lifetime limited warranty and should be hand washed for best results.
Beautiful enough to bring to the table and durable enough to outlive its 101-year warranty against defects, this big pot is perfect for preparing and ceremoniously serving a bouillabaisse, soup, stew, or casserole. Made of cast iron, with an exterior and interior clad in Le Creuset's famous bright enamel, the pot holds 7-1/4 quarts and measures 12-1/2 inches at the top. Because the sides slope to a bottom of only 6-3/4 inches, the pot fits household stovetop burners. As cast iron is unexcelled for heat distribution and retention, the pot cooks foods evenly and gently without hot spots. The knob on its heavy, tight-fitting lid is ovenproof to 450 degrees F so the pot can go into the oven for casserole cooking. Loop handles facilitate carrying, and the pot is dishwasher-safe. --Fred Brack