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Feb 23, 2009 07:39 AM

Seasoning le creuset?

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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    1. re: mpalmer6c

      "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. 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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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        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!

        1. re: Soop

          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.

          1. re: irishnyc

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