Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet Review and Giveaway

Le Creuset Skillet Review and Giveaway

Like many cooks, I’ve long banished Teflon and non-stick coated cookware from my home due to the associated health risks.  The risks just outweighed the benefits for me, especially when safer alternatives existed.  The problem was many of those alternatives did not produce the same results or required extra care.

As much as I love my stainless steel cookware it does stick; that’s just the nature of stainless steel.  Carbon steel and cast iron are other alternatives but they require proper seasoning before they can be used, and can’t be washed with soap, soaked overnight, or left to air dry.

So I was very happy to be given the chance to review Le Creuset’s Enameled Cast Iron Skillet.  The beauty of enameled cast iron is that it gives you all the benefits of cast iron with none of the fussiness.

Le Creuset Skillet

Made in France, Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware has been a favorite in kitchens around the world for decades.   Virtually indestructible, I found that its enameled cast iron skillet performs well under various heat sources including on the stove top, in the oven and under the broiler.

It needs to be heated slowly, but retains heat well and cooks food quickly and evenly.  The uniform heating yields great results without the use of excess butter or oil.

It’s a heavy duty pan with a sturdy iron handle, but you need to take care to wear an oven mitt when handling because it does get hot.  A nice detail is the grip opposite the handle which allows you to distribute the weight of the pan between both hands.

le creuset skillet

The non-reactive black satin interior finish does not require any seasoning and can be cleaned with soap and water.  Available in a range of vibrant colors this pan goes easily from stove-top or oven to table.

As you can tell I immediately fell for the Le Creuset Skillet so…

I am very excited that the generous people from Le Creuset have offered to send one lucky Gourmande in the Kitchen reader a Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet (ARV $125.00)


This Giveaway is now closed.

The winner is Alison Lewis from Ingredients Inc.  Congratulations Alison, I know you’ll love your new skillet!



Required Entry: For a chance to win leave a comment here, whatever you’d like.  For example, tell me what your favorite Le Creuset pot or pan is, or if you don’t currently own one which one would you want?

The required entry must be done otherwise any extra entries will not count.



Extra Entries:

1.  Follow @gourmandeinthek on Twitter.*

2.  Tweet the following : Enter to #win a @LeCreuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet (ARV $125.00) @gourmandeinthek  http://bit.ly/twDef8 #giveaway #lecreusetholiday

3.  “Like” Gourmande in the Kitchen on Facebook.*

4.  Follow @LeCreuset on Twitter.

5.  “Like” Le Creuset on Facebook.

6.  Subscribe to Gourmande in the Kitchen updates by email, or subscribe to my RSS feed.*


AND FOR EVEN MORE CHANCES TO WIN Le Creuset this holiday season be sure to head over to:

Bakers Royale for a chance to win a 16 Qt. Stockpot (ARV $125.00)

Tidy Mom for a chance to win a 3-1/2 Qt Braiser  (ARV $205)

Dine & Dish for a chance to win a 3.5 Qt. Round French Oven (ARV $220)

i am baker for a chance to win a Baking Dish Set (ARV $115) 

Food for My Family for a chance to win a Cast Iron Crepe Pan (ARV $100)

and follow the hashtag #lecreusetholiday on Twitter.


PLEASE REMEMBER: Leave a separate comment for EACH of your entries or only one entry will be counted.

*If you already follow me on Twitter and Facebook and/or already subscribe to Gourmande in the Kitchen let me know as well, since this counts as an entry.
Giveaway starts on 12/11/2011 and will run until 12/18/2011 at 11:59 pm PST.

I’m linking this giveaway up to:  Contest Girl and The Blog Giveaway Directory

Official Rules:

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

To enter leave a comment.

One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random. I will email the winner and they will have up to 3 days to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. 

One winner will be selected at random to receive a 10 1/4 inch Iron Handle Skillet.  It may take 14-21 business days for the winner to receive prize. Winner will provide 3 color choices, and Le Creuset will try to accommodate the color choice according to inventory levels on the product.

The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

Sponsors are as follows: Le Creuset, http://cookware.lecreuset.com


Disclaimer:  I was provided with an enameled cast iron skillet for the purpose of doing a review and giveaway.    All opinions are my own.


  1. Melissa says

    I do not own any Le Creuset pieces, but would love a French oven someday. Though that skillet looks pretty nice also.

  2. Sarah says

    I recently got a Le Creuset dutch oven and I don’t know how I ever lived without it! I would love to add to the collection 🙂

  3. Natalie U says

    I would want the 6 1/4 qt soup pot and I don’t have any Le Creuset items
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  4. Lisa says

    I’ve never owned a Le Creuset piece, and this one looks simply amazing! Would dearly love to give one a try! 🙂

  5. Stephanie says

    I adore le creuset. Not only are they great to cook with, they are lovely to look at…especially when they have something yummy cooking inside!

  6. Anna says

    I have two oval dutch ovens in two sizes. I like the smaller one because it is perfect for everyday cooking.

  7. Melanie Abray says

    My favorite Le Creuset pan is my 2 1/4 QT. SAUCIER in kiwi. It’s the perfect size for rice.

  8. Lauri says

    Thank you for the chance to win a LeCreuset enameled cast iron skillet. I also like the cast iron griddle.