Le Creuset off white vs. the sand interior?
All my pieces are the sand finished interiors but I have one piece which is a gratin which has the lighter, off white finish that I haven't used as yet. Is this lighter interior more fragile than the sand color? Does it stain easier or require more care? Thanks!
I haven't noticed any difference in performance or care requirements. Mine have not stained at all, but I really only bake items in them like gratins and cobblers that cover the whole bottom. I know others here have posted using it on the stove top and roasting fish and chicken in it.
MY LC is white and I haven't had any issues with permanent staining. When my brazier is over filled and bubbles over the side, the little burn streaks take some elbow grease to remove with a sponge and dish soap.
The darker interiors don't show a little left behind browned fat, dairy, flour, etc. as easily as the lighter shades do but, they both cook and clean the same.