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Sep 24, 2007 07:26 AM

Le Creuset Oval or Round?

Oval or Round? Whats your preference?

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  1. I like round, but not for any other reason than that it just seems more natural to me. Stirring something round just works so well. Again, that is the only reason for my choice. I'm really happy with *any* le creuset.

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    1. re: LulusMom

      Round fits on the burner better so I think it would mean more even heating. I only have one piece, a small dutch oven, and I love it. I thought I would not be happy not being able to stick it in the dishwasher, but it cleans up SO easily by hand. I worry about the exposed cast iron part around the rim, so when I put it away I put a clean dry dishtowel between it and the lid - just my paranoia.

      1. re: Eujeanie

        Thanks for the thoughts/replies. I apprecite the advice. Also Eujeanie I thought Le Creusets are dihwasher safe?

        1. re: buzz t

          Yes, LC is dishwasher safe, though the manufacturer's guide to the product says that "constant" machine dishwashing will dull the luster of the enamel. I handwash if they're really gunky, dishwash if only lightly soiled.

          1. re: buzz t

            I think you'll find that they're so easy to clean that you won't want to chance it.

            1. re: buzz t

              I would never even think of putting my LC's in the dishwasher and I put EVERYTHING in the dishwasher.

              There just isn't a need. Even if something gets stuck to the bottom, with a bit of soaking and TLC, they are as good as new.

          2. re: LulusMom

            l have both, regular and dou feu( with place for ice on top) and find use round for top of stove and oval for oven, as it allows you to put something next to it and bake two things at same time;

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Now *that* sounds worth having. Never seen it before, but sure will look into it.

          3. I have an oval one, which may be better for pieces of meat that are longer. I don't think it matters too much one way or the other though...

            1. i have a large oval but wish i had a round one instead for more even heat distribution.

              1. i like round better, also because it fits better on the burner.

                1. I like both. I use the oval for things like lamb shanks, they fit better and for roasting a chicken. The round ones in different sizes i use for soups, stews, chili etc.etc,