Le Creuset #28 or #32 au gratin dish?
Hi there, I'm having trouble with finding out which Le Creuset Au gratin dish holds 2 qts. I'm trying to pick one up on eBay to round out my au gratin collection and there are conflicting volumes in the descriptions. I even emailed Le Creuset and all they would say was that they no longer make a cast iron 2 qt dish! Can you help me? I know I'm going to have to buy used but don't want to get the wrong size.
2 qts = 8 cups liquid (64 oz).
I filled an 8 C Pyrex measuring cup with water to try to answer your question.
#28 does not hold all the water
#32 holds the water to the top of the gratin dish (no room for bubbling, etc)
#34 holds the water with about 1/3" - 1/2" left to the top
Hope this helps in your quest
P.S. I would use the #34 because I dislike cleaning oven spills
I use the 32 for so many things. I especially like to roast some potatoes, either alone or with onions or carrots, in olive oil, salt, and rosemary or thyme, and then ten minutes before the veg are done, push them to the sides and roast a piece of fish.
It's just the right size for making enough for two. If I had to cook more, I'd go for the 36.
I also use it for mac and cheese and fruit desserts (crisps and such).