Review: Le Creuset White Jumbo Stoneware Utensil Holder

le-creuset-white-jumbo-stoneware-utensil-holderKeeping your kitchen utensils organized can be a hassle. Like most people you might have a drawer full of utensils and when you want to find something you have to dig around until you find it.

The Le Creuset Jumbo Utensil Holder can solve all that by keeping your most used utensils in an easy accessible spot. It will also free up space in your kitchen drawer.

This holder is made from stoneware and being a typical Le Creuset product is excellent quality.

What We Like

  • This elegant utensil crock will suit any kitchen.
  • This is solid so it won’t tip over which can happen with plastic or stainless steel utensil holders.
  • It is dishwasher safe.

What We Don’t Like

  • It is a bit pricey for a utensil holder but this will easily last you a lifetime.

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Le Creuset Cobalt Blue Enameled Soup Pot Review

le-creuset-cobalt-blue-enameled-soup-potThe Le Creuset Caribbean Soup Pot is a gorgeous piece of cookware that you will be proud to take from oven direct to your table for serving. Made in France these pots are handcast by artisans so you are looking at a quality piece of cookware.

This soup pot is cast iron with an enamel coating so you get all the benefits of cast iron without the tedious problem of having to maintain it. This means you don’t have to season the pot nor do you have to be careful how to wash it in case you remove the seasoning. You also won’t get the problem of your cast iron rusting which can happen with bare cast iron.

What We Like

  • The enamel coating means that this is a really easy to clean piece of cookware.
  • I must admit that I love the color blue and this cobalt blue color really appeals to me.
  • It’s dishwasher safe.
  • This has a 101 year warranty so you can hand this one down to your kids.
  • Oven safe to 450F.
  • It works on the stove top or in the oven.
  • This is a very versatile pot as you can fry up your onions, garlic etc on the stove top and then add your other ingredients and cook over the flame. In other words, you don’t need to use two different pots or pans to make your soup.

What We Don’t Like

  • Cast iron is heavy so if you have weak muscles you may find it difficult to lift this pot.
  • Le Creuset cookware is not cheap but it is going to last you a lifetime so you have to think of it as an investment.

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Le Creuset Tea Kettle – Time For A Tea Break

le-creuset-tea-kettle Just like everything else Le Creuset make they also make beautifully styled enamel on steel tea kettles.

The Le Creuset Ogive 1.9 quart  tea kettle has a large easy to grip handle that extends well away from the kettle. This is great because it reduces the impact of heat on your hand.

After all the last thing you want when picking up a kettle is to get burnt.

This Le Creuset tea kettle has a snug fitting lid so you wont be troubled by spills.

This Le Creuset tea kettle is made from heavy gauge steel which is coated with a glossy enamel.

It has a unique locking handle that makes it ideal the kettle easy to lift, fill and pour from.

There are mixed comments about the whistle, some reviewers found that in some cases the whistle didn’t work properly and some say it is not loud enough, and then again there were others who had no complaints at all about the whistle.

So if you really want a whistling kettle that you can hear this may not be the kettle you need.

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Terrific Le Creuset Terrine Cookware

le-creuset-terrine-cookwareA terrine is the name for both the mold and the dish that is created in the mold.

Food such as game, venison, brawn and pates are pressed in the terrine, chilled and turned out ready to be served in slices.

Molds such as the ones pictured, are ideal for creating terrines and pates because they allow for the uniform cooking that is required for these types of dishes. The tight seal allows for easy layering and slicing.

There is a small hole in the lid for venting, this allows the steam to escape slowly for quicker cooking.

Not only are these terrines perfect for cooking and serving rich pates and au gratin recipes they are also great for serving a fresh fruit terrine.

Because they are made from cast iron they absorb the heat quickly and distribute it evenly, while maintaining it for maximum efficiency. The porcelain enamel surface won’t react with food or absorb odors or flavors. And another great feature is that it is dishwasher safe.

So why not experiment with making great tasting terrines for your friends and family.

le-creuset-pate-terrine-cobaltMy husband makes a fabulous brawn from boiled pigs head, pig trotters, additional pig meat, onions, fennel bulb, garlic, sage, salt (plenty of), pepper and thyme.

The meat is brought to boiling point and simmered for some hours. The meat is removed from the bones and the other ingredients are mixed in.

Decorate the bottom of the terrine with sage or bay leaves and arrange the meat mixture on top of the leaves.

Gently pour the meat liquid over and place the lid on the terrine. Refrigerate for approx 12 hours, turn out and serve with bread and salad.

I know, his method does not utilize the cooking properties of the terrine but by placing the ingredients in the terrine to mold it gives the brawn a nice shape and keeps it altogether.

For a really attractive and tasty Berry and Banana terrine check out ‘Simply Recipes‘ or try the eggplant and red pepper terrine. Then there is the Pork, Apricot and Pistachio over at ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’.

So where can you buy great looking, functional Le Creuset terrine cookware?

Le Creuset Petite Casserole Cookware

le-creuset-petite-pear-casseroleLe Creuset have a range of petite casserole cookware that is suitable for reheating leftovers, serving salsa, preparing individual dishes or small serves for two people. They compliment your current range of cookware and look lovely on the table.

The Petite Casserole range is made from stoneware which  is ideal for both the microwave and conventional oven. Each piece has beautiful colors and textures that make them ideal presentation pieces whether you are entertaining in a formal or casual setting. The Petite Casserole range of items are nonporous, so they won’t stain or absorb odors, and they are exceptionally durable and resistant to scratches, chips and cracks.  You can also store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

So you can see just how versatile these little beauties are. And they make excellent gifts for  a kitchen tea or other special occasion.

Where can I buy the Le Crueset range of Petite Casserole Cookware for myself or as a gift: