Tag Archives: Le Creuset

Small Cast-Iron Frying Pan – SOLD

19 Nov

Belgium cast-iron frying pan

Belgium cast-iron frying pan

Now I know that this cast-iron frying pan’s a little worse for wear, but it’s a great quality pan and still has plenty of life left in it! Plus we’ve given it a seriously good scrub so even though it may look a bit grubby, it’s clean enough to eat off! The bottom of the pan is stamped FE (symbol for iron) Belgium, which as far as I know is one of the stamps that was used by Descoware. Descoware were bought out by Le Creuset in the 1970s, and are responsible for the great flame design that Le Creuset is so famous for. Julia Child was a big fan of the cookware, and featured it regularly on her cooking show during the 1960s – she supposedly turned her nose up at Le Creuset, believing Descoware to be the superior product (take that Le Creuset!).

Note: There is an odd screw that attaches the handle to the pan. It seems to be completely stable, but I don’t think that it’s original.

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 4.5cm deep; 40cm long (incl. handle)

Price: R210

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Le Creuset Heritage Skillet – SOLD

8 Oct

Le Creuset Heritage skillet

Le Creuset Heritage skillet

It may seem like a lot to pay for a frying pan, but given that this Le Creuset Heritage skillet sells for around R1300 new, it’s actually a bit of a bargain! And it practically is new! I really can’t see any real signs of use – perhaps the person who bought it is a little like me, mildly retarded in the kitchen, and never actually got round to using it! Whatever the reason, I’m very grateful that it is so clean – it makes for a really nice change!

Dimensions: 25cm in diameter x 4.5cm deep; 53cm long (incl. handle)

Price: R580

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Le Creuset Coquelle Oven Dish – SOLD

30 Jun

Le Creuset Coquelle oven dish

Le Creuset Coquelle oven dish

Designed in 1958 by celebrated Frenchman, Raymony Loewy, the Coquelle oven dish is probably my very favourite of all the Le Creuset designs, and not surprisingly one of the hardest to find! Loewy was a French-born American industrial designer, who created some of the world’s most iconic brands, including the Shell and Lucky Strike logos. Nicknamed, ‘The Man Who Shaped America’, Loewy was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1949 as ‘the father of industrial design’.

This is one of the smaller Coquelle pots that I’ve come across, but I see them so rarely that I jumped at the chance to buy it! The yellow enamel has quite a lot of fine scratches, and the underside of the lid is stained from years of use, but it’s still relatively clean – definitely clean enough to use – and promises to deliver a superior cooking experience!

Note: Le Creuset have recently release a limited edition set of Coquelle pots, starting at 195 quid (that’s R3500!).

Dimensions: 29cm long x19cm wide x 13cm tall (with lid on)

Price: R390

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Small Le Creuset Saucepan – SOLD

15 Apr

Small Le Creuset saucepan

Small Le Creuset saucepan

Le Creuset is one cookware brand that could definitely teach the rest of the industry a thing or too – few names are as synonymous with quality as this famous French name. And it doesn’t seem to matter how old a piece of Le Creuset cookware is – in fact I often prefer some of their vintage designs to their modern shapes – they last for so many years that they tend to hold their value really well. This small enamel saucepan is a little worse for wear with a hairline crack along the base (I’ve tested it and it doesn’t leak one bit!), and the varnish on the handle is quite worn, but it’s still very handsome and even with the wear and tear I’m certain that it’s better quality than a lot of pots you can buy for the same price.

A classic piece of cookware that would make a great addition to your collection of pots and pans.

Dimensions: 14cm in diameter x 11cm high (with lid on)

Price: R240

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Le Creuset Gratin Dish – SOLD

2 Dec

Le Creuset gratin dish

Le Creuset gratin dish

This is the big daddy to the petite Le Creuset au gratin dishes that I featured last week, and I’m happy to say that it’s been just as well looked after. Clearly the person who owned these dishes cared for them dearly, or just didn’t spend much time in the kitchen – kind of how my pots and pans would look after decades of not being used! There’s a small patch where the enamel has lifted off the cast-iron base, but other than that it’s immaculate. I don’t think Le Creuset make this particular shape of dish anymore, but a similar sized rectangular dish sells for R1150 new, so even though a few hundred Rand is a lot to pay it’s a relative bargain!

Dimensions: 37cm long (incl. handles) x 23cm wide x 5cm deep

Price: R320

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Le Creuset Petite Au Gratin Dishes – SOLD

28 Nov

Set of 6 petite Le Creuset gratin dishes

Set of 6 petite Le Creuset gratin dishes

I was ever so lucky to come across this set of small cast-iron gratin dishes from Le Creuset! Because it’s such a well known name in cookware dealers tend to charge a premium for Le Creuset, regardless of the condition of the pieces. Not only are these dishes in excellent nick, but they’re also pretty well-priced for what they are – I think that they’ll literally last you a lifetime!┬áThe red dish is a bit smaller than the rest of the dishes, and is also more of a red than an orange, and is much rounder in shape, so I’m assuming that it came from a different set – but it’s obvious that it’s the same brand, so perhaps there’s nothing wrong with mixing and matching! Not being much of a cook, I’m not quite certain what you’d use them for? Perhaps individual servings of Frittata or mini potato bakes?

Any suggestions from some foodies out there?

Note: One of the orange gratin dishes does have some very slight damage (see pics under ‘more’)

Dimensions: Orange dishes – 16cm in diameter x 3cm deep; Small red dish – 12.5cm in diameter x 3cm deep

Price: Orange dishes – R320 for the set of 5; Small red dish – R80

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