Part of the Kitchen Essentials Series
Yes, Le Creuset is ear-bleedingly expensive but it will last a lifetime and it doesn’t matter how much you abuse it – burning on milk, tomato sauce, lasagne – if you leave it to soak for long enough it will come clean. Added to which you don’t need lots of it. Personally, I think the pans are too heavy to cook with – filled with water and potatoes and you need to be a weightlifter to carry ’em to the sink. But for the heavy bottomed casserole that the likes of Jamie and Delia et al are always calling for, it can’t be beaten. Pick the right size for you, make sure it has a lid and away you go.