Le Creuset Braiser Sizes

Lets talk about Le Creuset Braiser sizes…you’re here for that right?

Let me start by saying…Braisers are wonderful. For many years, I have been braising meat. It’s the best way to cook a joint. Period.

I too own a Le Creuset braising pot. Welcome to the club…you won’t regret it.

Where do i find the cheapest Le Creuset Braisers?

So, you want a Le Creuset Braiser?  It’s a fine choice you are making, one you wont regret. Le Creuset are world famous for making some of the most beautiful cast iron cookware on the planet.

Le Creuset Braisers are hard to beat…wonderful construction, lovely colors, great heat retention and tight-fitting lids. Their warranty is also a real plus point.

You want one of these looking wonderful on the side of your kitchen…who wouldn’t.


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Are you new to Braisers? Learn the basics here…everything you should know and more

What is a braiser?


For those that don’t know…What is a Braiser?

The term ‘braising’ means to steam so a braising pan is effectively designed to steam. They are usually used to cook meat. A braiser is designed to be used on both a stovetop and an oven.

Meat is seared at high temperatures to caramelize the surface and add a savory taste to the meat. Once done, a small amount of liquid is added to the pan. The lid is attached and the pan is moved to the oven.

The design of the Braiser means that steam is created but cannot escape. It therefore steams the meat and cooks it. This is different to the Dutch oven, where these are used to stew the meat in liquids.

So, lets talk about Le Creuset Braisers

The quality of Le Creuset speaks for itself. Magnificent design matched by its magnificent performance. You have already decided that you want one. The question you want to know is what size Braiser to buy?


Le Creuset Braiser sizes

There are three kinds of Braisers on offer by Le Creuset. By far and away the most famous remains their enameled cast iron range. So in therms of Le Creuset Braiser sizes;

They offer the following:

  • Enameled Cast Iron Braiser
  • Stainless Steel Braiser
  • Nonstick Braiser

Enameled Cast Iron Braiser Size

The most famous and sought after Braiser on the market. They are available in three sizes;

  1. 1 ½ Quarts
  2. 3 ½ Quarts
  3. 5 Quarts

Le Creuset Braiser sizes

1 ½ Quarts Le Creuset Braiser; 1 – 2 servings

Size

Capacity: 1 1/2 qt.

Diameter: 8 3/4″

Height: 3 3/4″

Width: 11 1/2″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: France

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Outdoor Grill, Oven


3 ½ Quarts Le Creuset Braiser; 3 – 4 servings

Size

Capacity: 3 1/2 qt.

Diameter: 11 3/4″

Height: 5 1/4″

Width: 15 3/4″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: France

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Outdoor Grill, Oven


5 Quarts Le Creuset Braiser; 5 servings

Size

Capacity: 5 qt.

Diameter: 13″

Height: 5 3/4″

Width: 16 1/2″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: France

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Outdoor Grill, Oven


Stainless Steel Braiser Size

Le Creuset Braiser sizes

Size

Diameter: 9 1/2″

Height: 7 1/2″

Width: 12 1/2″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: Portugal

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Oven


Nonstick Braiser with Glass lid

  1. 2 ½ Quarts
  2. 4 Quarts

Le Creuset Braiser sizes

2 ½ Quarts Nonstick Braiser

Size

Capacity: 2 ½ Quarts

Diameter: 9 1/2″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: China

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Oven


5 Quarts Nonstick Braiser

Size

Capacity: 4 Quarts

Diameter: 12″

Other information

Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe

Country of Origin: China

Heat Source: Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Oven


Le Creuset Braiser sizes comparison

It’s clear that the largest braiser offering is within the cast iron range. This reflects the demand for the product and the ability to offer a high-quality item. Within the cast iron range, they come in three Braiser sizes; 1 ½ Quarts, 3 ½ Quarts and 5 Quarts.

You will note that the range is smaller than the Dutch oven ranges. This is because the tasks that Braisers are designed to accomplish can be done within these sizes. Dutch ovens are designed to be more versatile hence the need for a large range of sizes.


A little more about the Le Creuset Braiser

They are handcrafted

All cast iron products made by Le Creuset are said to be unique. Each sand mold is destroyed after each casting. This is why it is said that no two Le Creuset products are the same. They are the highest quality in the market, with three coats of enamel. They consistently perform well in tests and are always competing with Staub for the top position.

Heat conduction and retention is the best

In tests, Le Creuset consistently come out on top. The advantage of conduction is that there are fewer hot spots on the cooking surface. This means food is cooked more evenly. Heat retention allows a more consistent cooking experience and means you can cook at lower temperatures. The Braiser has a thick bottom that has a large surface area. This means that it is perfect for searing large cuts of meat.

Quality materials

Le Creuset Braisers are casted using the best cast iron. The enameling ability of Le Creuset is legendary. The construction should mean that with care, your Braiser should outlast your lifetime. In fact, this cookware is known to be handed down the generations.

Design details

Le Creuset know what they are doing…they have been doing it a long time. Over the years, the standard of their design process has meant that a design can last decades. There have been very few iterations of their products. That is testament to their design and production. Little design details stand them out from their competition, from lid stabilizers to the handle design.

The color palettes of Le Creuset are legendary and in most cases collectors’ items in years to come.


Summary

I hope you found this information on Le Creuset braiser sizes of use. Remember, it is always worth doing a comparison of Braisers to see which will really meet your needs. Therefore, err on the size of caution and choose a larger size than you would normally do.

Where do i find the cheapest Le Creuset Braisers

What size Le Creuset Braiser do you have…or planning to get…leave a comment below and let us all know 🙂 


le creuset braiser size comparison
Le Creuset braiser size comparison

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Citations

https://www.lecreuset.com/cookware/braisers


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