Strong and durable, the Le Creuset PG1040-3631 14 in. Oval Dish - Black Onyx looks and performs wonderfully – and will for years to come. This versatile piece is suitable for baking, serving, marinating, reheating, storing, and freezing. Crafted of quality enameled stoneware in a classic design, this oval dish is durable, easy to care for, and safe for your oven, broiler, microwave, and freezer. The virtually non-porous stoneware is fired at more than 2,000 degrees F, giving it exceptional strength and durability. Featuring a sleek black onyx finish, this oval dish resists chips, scratches, and stains. It won't absorb odors or flavors, and cleanup is a snap because it's dishwasher-safe. Equipped with convenient grip handles for easy portability, it goes beautifully from oven to table for a simple yet elegant presentation.
About Le Creuset of America Inc.
Le Creuset is best known for its cast iron cookware, which has been used for cooking utensils since the Middle Ages. The Le Creuset factory is at Fresnoy-Le-Grand in Northern France.
In 1925, the foundry began producing cast iron by hand-casting molten iron in sand molds - still the most delicate stage of the production process. Even today, after casting, each mold is destroyed and the cookware is polished and sanded by hand then scrutinized for imperfections. Once declared good for enameling, the items are sprayed with two separate coats of enamel and fired after each process at a temperature of 800 degrees F Celsius. The enamel then becomes extremely hard and durable, making it almost completely resistant to damage during normal use. Because much of the finishing is done by hand, each Le Creuset cast iron cookware piece is completely unique. Le Creuset is an excellent choice in cookware, and one you'll appreciate for years to come.