Signature Skillet

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      Signature Skillet

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      Starting At  $120.00
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      Skillet Cast Iron Product - Features and Benefits

      ENAMELED CAST IRON

      Since 1925, Le Creuset cast iron has been recognized for its strength and durability. Cast individually in sand molds, then hand-inspected by French artisans, each piece represents a rich heritage and continues a tradition of lasting, authentic design.



      Heat Retention

      Cast iron distributes heat slowly and evenly over the entire vessel, making it ideal for all forms of cooking, whether slow-cooking, roasting, searing, stir-frying or baking.



      Smooth Interior Enamel

      The glass-like finish in our ovens and braisers promotes caramelization, resists staining and prevents sticking to make cleanup easy.



      Black Interior Enamel

      The black interior of our skillets is specially formulated for high-temperature cooking, and does not require seasoning.

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      nullSignature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet
       
      4.0

      (based on 21 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      74%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Durable (11)
      • Distributes heat evenly (9)
      • Easy to clean (9)
      • Retains heat (9)
      • Heats quickly (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Simple meals (4)
      • Gifts (3)
      • Large kitchen (3)
      • Small kitchens (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid cook (10), Casual cook (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Most used piece in my kitchen

      This pan is, without a doubt, the most used piece of equipment in my kitchen. There's no meal I cook that I don't reach for my Le Crueset. This 11...Read complete review

      This pan is, without a doubt, the most used piece of equipment in my kitchen. There's no meal I cook that I don't reach for my Le Crueset. This 11 3/4" size is generous and will accommodate a large recipe easily. Mine is about 5 years old and has a lovely patina. I always cook with a bit of oil or butter, and that is key. You can't cook oil-free in cast iron, even enameled. You will have a mess, for sure. You don't have to use a lot, though. I've even used my smaller 9" pan on the grill and it works wonderfully. Be sure to have a good oven mitt handy, though. To clean, I use a bit of soap, and a sponge with a silicon scrubber so I don't scratch the surface and only use wooden utensils when cooking.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor performance and finish.

      Lambasting a Le Crusset product is difficult for me... I wanted this pan badly, have two regular cast iron pans and the wife got me this for Christmas 2013. Returned the first...Read complete review

      Lambasting a Le Crusset product is difficult for me... I wanted this pan badly, have two regular cast iron pans and the wife got me this for Christmas 2013. Returned the first one due to a spikey bottom that was almost pitted. Got another one after a LOT of hassle, and I keep getting food stuck to the bottom and it's hard to clean. There's build-up on the pan and it DOES NOT perform like regular cast iron.

      I feel bad writing this, excellent brand, wife was so happy to give it to me, but it just doesn't work well. Maybe I got the only two bad pans?

      Just wanted to put this out there. This is seriously expensive for a pan that's supposed to last a lifetime, be careful of significant disappointment. It's worse for me because my wife was so proud to give it to me.

      If this were a $30 product it would have been in the trash. Due to the price I keep trying to make it work,hoping I'm using it wrong and I'll figure it out.... but no, this is a bad pan.

      It's not me, it's you Mr. Pan... sorry.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      #30 Skillet

      By 

      from Erie,Pa.

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Distributes Heat Evenly
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Non-Stick
      • Retains Heat

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Simple Meals

        Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

        Recently purchased the #30 skillet. Cooks the best steaks ever! I preheat to 500° in the oven and transfer to my ceramic cooktop to sear. Love it! I also use the cleaner to keep it looking new! No sticking issues

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Have the 11 3/4 size, and i love this.

        By 

        from Coronado, CA

        About Me Avid Cook

        Pros

        • Distributes Heat Evenly
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Handle Stays Cool
        • Non-Stick
        • Retains Heat

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

            I have had this skillet for awhile. My handle is the solid helper handle..... Gotta say in the beginning I roasted a chicken in this to season it. Then the bacon with the grease. Mine is like cast iron in the inside. I JUST love this. I have bright Yellow!! It saute's vegetables so nice. I even made an upside down cake in it! You will use this! I love that is does not wobble. you have to heat it on medium to low to warm it up and everything is perfect. Once you start investing in Le Creuset, you just keep adding. Your cooking becomes more adventurous, and You invite the neighbors over. It just makes your evening a family dinner. My kids would help, we found recipes to try. I am now buying my married kids their collection. Cooking and eating together has proven to be a success for my family . This company produces heirlooms for your kids.

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most used piece in my kitchen

            By 

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Distributes Heat Evenly
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Heats Quickly
            • Retains Heat

            Cons

            • Handle Gets Hot
            • Heavy / Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Elaborate Meals
            • Gifts
            • Large Kitchens
            • Simple Meals
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

            This pan is, without a doubt, the most used piece of equipment in my kitchen. There's no meal I cook that I don't reach for my Le Crueset. This 11 3/4" size is generous and will accommodate a large recipe easily. Mine is about 5 years old and has a lovely patina. I always cook with a bit of oil or butter, and that is key. You can't cook oil-free in cast iron, even enameled. You will have a mess, for sure. You don't have to use a lot, though. I've even used my smaller 9" pan on the grill and it works wonderfully. Be sure to have a good oven mitt handy, though. To clean, I use a bit of soap, and a sponge with a silicon scrubber so I don't scratch the surface and only use wooden utensils when cooking.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lovvvvvvve this pan!!!

            By 

            from Central Massachusetts

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

            Best searing pan bar NONE. Use it like a regular cast iron pan and let it develop that patina LC talks about; your pan isn't supposed to look like it came from the factory forever. Performs as flawlessly as all their other cast iron pieces. The clear enamal is not as shiny/smooth as the many coated white interior pots and pans in order for it to sear better, and it does. Deglaze the pan during cooking for best results, but if you don't, simply soak after it's cooled and gently wash. I use this for everything from French toast to breaded fried haddock. Love that you can use soap and soak if necessary, unlike non-enamaled cast iron (which will rust).

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this skillet!

            By 

            from Key West, FL

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Distributes Heat Evenly
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Heats Quickly
            • Retains Heat
            • Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                This skillet rocks! My hubby gave it to me last Christmas, and now I'm buying one for my daughter this Christmas. Only takes medium heat to perfectly fry a pound of bacon. I find it really easy to clean, drain the fat and add some hot/warm water while the pan is still hot and it's practically nonstick. It is huge, so don't expect your average size skillet!

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Little Skillet

                By 

                from Peachtree City, GA

                About Me Avid Cook

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Distributes Heat Evenly
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Heats Quickly
                • Non-Stick
                • Retains Heat

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Eggs
                  • Indiv Dutch Apple Pancake

                  Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                  A long time ago I had a bit of trouble cooking eggs in my first LC skillet. The store manager at the Dawsonville, GA outlet store explained to me that I needed to heat the skillet slowly to a medium heat and add a bit of oil or butter - she said that the sticking was due to an overheated pan. Since then, I haven't had a problem with sticking in any LC pan. I also find that once you cook meat such as bacon in any LC skillet it significantly speeds up the process of making them virtually non-stick.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Classical Quality

                  By 

                  from Santa Fe, NM

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Distributes Heat Evenly
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Retains Heat

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Elaborate Meals
                    • Gifts
                    • Large Kitchens
                    • Simple Meals
                    • Small Kitchens

                    Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                    This piece exhibits the quality that we miss from the good ole days. It does what an iron skillet should. Is Beautiful and garners many compliments. The second handle works great considering the weight. Is easier to clean than most iron skillets I have used so long as one takes care to keep the surface seasoned between meals. This will travel through family generations.

                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    What the Pros use!!!!!!!

                    By 

                    from Suffolk, VA

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Distributes Heat Evenly
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Heats Quickly
                    • Non-Stick
                    • Retains Heat

                    Cons

                    • Handle Gets Hot

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Large Kitchens
                    • Simple Meals
                    • Small Kitchens

                    Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                    I've always had cast iron cookware(25+yrs). I started my own LeCreuset collection at my local outlet store one pc at time. Now I buy pieces for my daughter and niece. Yes they can be a bit pricey but used properly my grandkids will still be using "Big Daddy's" cookware when I'm gone. If you are not used to cooking with cast iron they even have a book for that. My niece called to say thanks and to keep em coming as she has fallen in love with her new TOOLS.
                    PS Aluminum is good only for recycling!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love it

                    By 

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Distributes Heat Evenly
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Heats Quickly
                    • Non-Stick
                    • Retains Heat

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                        I have a small collection of other Le Creuset cookware and bakeware, and yes, it is pricey, but so worth the cost! It was because of my prior experience with Le Creuset that I bought this skillet, plus I was also looking for a small skillet (surprisingly hard to find) and this fit the bill perfectly. It is ideal for cooking single servings or small quantities and, unlike other small skillets I've owned, is weighty enough so it doesn't wobble around on the burner (which is so annoying!) I use it for frying eggs, which turn out beautifully, sautéing onions or small quantities of veggies, toasting a slice of bread or nuts, reheating soup for lunch, all those little things that you hate dirtying a big pan for. I'm not sure what was wrong with Jeff's pan (see the 1-star review) but he should have just returned it to Le Creuset. They stand by their product and would have gladly helped him, I'm sure.

                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great skillet

                        By 

                        from Camden, TN

                        Comments about null Signature 10 1/4" Iron Handle Skillet:

                        Exactly what you'd expect from a cast iron skillet, except it looks better in the kitchen than your average skillet. A classic piece.

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                        Signature SkilletLe Creuset's new Signature skillets feature a helper handle for easier lifting and added control when moving between stovetop, oven and table.

                        Cast iron skillets have long been treasured kitchen staples for stovetop frying and oven baking. Over time, the matte black interior enamel develops a natural patina that is ideal for searing and frying. Pour spouts on two sides allow for drip-free pouring.

                        Features
                        • Helper handle adds comfort and control when lifting
                        • Durable black enamel finish requires no seasoning
                        • Even heat distribution and superior heat retention
                        • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking
                        LS2024
                        $120.00