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Seasoning le creuset?

Soop Feb 23, 2009 07:39 AM

Do I need to season a le creuset casserol or frying pan? Or are they done? The pan has a rubber handle, so I'm thinking it's not oven safe

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    mpalmer6c RE: Soop Feb 23, 2009 12:02 PM

    See the manufacterer's instructions:


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      Soop RE: mpalmer6c Feb 24, 2009 12:28 AM

      "bad request". I checked that out yesterday, but I couldn't find anything on seasoning. It does say it's enamel coated though, so I'm thinking no

    2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Soop Feb 24, 2009 12:39 AM

      It's coated with enamel, so seasoning is not necessary (or feasible, for that matter). They're oven safe to about 350 degrees. I like to wrap the handle with a little foil as a protective measure. If you want to use it at higher temperatures, find a nice looking metal handle that's about the same size (your friendly local hardware store carries drawer pulls that work brilliantly) and replace the plastic handle. All you'll need is a screwdriver.

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        Soop RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Feb 24, 2009 12:53 AM

        Actually, I talked to my mom yesterday, and she mentioned there was a place that does metal handles. I didn't know what she meant; I'd assumed they would come with metal handles!

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          irishnyc RE: Soop Feb 24, 2009 01:46 AM

          I think JK means the knob on the lid of the casserole, not the handles. The knobs are made of plastic. I believe the booklet that comes with Le C. says they're good to 400.

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            Soop RE: irishnyc Feb 24, 2009 01:54 AM

            Yeah.. Plastic might be better for less heat transference actually.

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              JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Soop Feb 24, 2009 12:01 PM

              The knob still gets plenty hot.

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