Shopping

15 best Le Creuset buys – the H&G tried and trusted edit

If you are looking to invest in the best, here is what to buy from Le Creuset

12 best Le Creuset buys. Ganache Le Creuset set on kitchen shelf and countertop
(Image credit: Le Creuset)

Founded in 1925 in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, Le Creuset is renowned for its expertly crafted, durable, and colorful cookware. Their versatile designs are available in a grand palette of beautiful contemporary colors, with a whole host of products to choose from that can transform the look and performance of your kitchen. 

You may already have a few Le Creuset pieces dotted around your space, but if you are looking to expand your collection and further invest in some of the best cast iron cookware, then you've come to the right place for inspiration.

The Homes & Gardens edit of the best Le Creuset buys explores the Le Creuset must-haves that are used and loved by our team every day. From the iconic Dutch Oven, voted the best overall in our best Dutch oven guide, to the dreamy Le Creuset stoneware cafetière and matching mugs, we have it all covered. 

For further information about how we conduct our reviews and for our product-testing process explained, explore how we test on Homes & Gardens.

The best Le Creuset buys

Why you can trust Homes & Gardens Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

So, why invest in Le Creuset cookware? 

This handcrafted, oven-to-table cookware is made to the highest quality and will last a lifetime with the proper care. It's also no secret that Le Creuset win all the points in the looks department – who wouldn't want to make a statement and display their matching Le Creuset cookware proudly when planning kitchen shelving ideas and kitchen storage ideas?

And let's not forget that this iconic cookware is non-stick, with the majority of Le Creuset designs also suitable for use on all hobs and for the dishwasher.

Read on to discover our 15 best Le Creuset buys for 2022.

Le Creuset Black Friday

For the best Le Creuset Black Friday deals currently on offer, see our roundup of Le Creuset sales.

Le Creuset Meringue Stoneware Mug

(Image credit: Harts of Stur)
(opens in new tab)

1. Classic Le Creuset mugs

Specifications

Dimensions: L: 3.6" x W: 4.8" x H: 3.7" x Capacity: 0.35L
Material: Glazed stoneware

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors 
+
Durable, long-lasting stoneware material 

Reasons to avoid

-
Only one size available

A mug cupboard filled with Le Creuset Stoneware Mugs (opens in new tab) is the stuff of our dreams. Tea drinker or coffee lover, enjoying your morning drink in one of these will keep your beverage hot for longer, and, they are nice to look at.

'I've been building up my collection of Le Creuset stoneware mugs since buying my first home. Each one, in its different hue, scrubs up well by hand and in the dishwasher with no tea or coffee stains ever-present. They're also resistant to chips (so far) and just feel really nice to hold, with a good weight to them.' – Jennifer Ebert, H&G Digital Editor

Le Creuset Casserole Dish

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

2. Le Creuset casserole

Specifications

Dimensions: Seven sizes available: 1.8L - 8.1L
Materials: Enameled cast iron

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors
+
Large selection of sizes 
+
Crafted from strong enameled cast iron
+
Multipurpose piece

Reasons to avoid

-
Can be heavy to lift and maneuver 

It should come as no surprise that the Le Creuset Casserole Dish (opens in new tab) is on our list. We often spot it in friends' kitchens – and for good reason, too. Use it on your hob, in your oven, and then pop it on your table for serving up. 

'This is the perfect size for cooking a casserole, soup, or stew for two (hungry) people, or for when I want to make a big portion to freeze. I love that I can take it from hob to oven to table and with the lid, it retains heat well – perfect if you are always going back for seconds.' – Lindsey Davis, H&G Ecommerce Editor.

Le Creuset Traditional Kettle

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

3. Le Creuset hob-compatible kettle

Specifications

Dimensions: L: 10.7" x W: 8.2" x H:9.9" x Capacity: 2.1L
Materials: Enameled carbon steel

Reasons to buy

+
Quick heat up time
+
Durable enameled carbon steel material
+
Large selection of colors

Reasons to avoid

-
Only one size available
-
For use on hob

We like to picture the Le Creuset Traditional Kettle (opens in new tab) atop an AGA stove. Not only does this kettle get five stars in the looks department, but feature-wise it's induction-compatible, it heats up fast and it has a heat-resistant handle. How to know when your water is hot enough? It'll whistle!

'I love the stove top kettle, which I have in the classic orange. It's really sturdy and durable so it's lasted for years and years, and it looks fabulous.' – Lucy Searle, H&G's Global Editor-in-Chief

Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Deep Frying Pan with Helper Handle

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

4. Le Creuset frying pan

Specifications

Dimensions: Three sizes: 10", 11", 12"
Materials: Hard anodised forged aluminium

Reasons to buy

+
Toughened non-stick design
+
Three sizes available
+
Easy to clean
+
Strong construction

Reasons to avoid

-
Only one color/finish available

There are quite a few Le Creuset frying pans to choose from, but we love the Toughened Non-Stick Deep Frying Pan with Helper Handle (opens in new tab): it's easy to use with not one but two handles, and it has an incredible non-stick coating. When it comes to the clean-up, it's dishwasher-safe so you needn't get your hands dirty. 

See our review of the Le Creuset stainless steel pan.

Le Creuset Stoneware Grand Teapot, 1.3L, Cerise

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

5. Le Creuset teapot

Specifications

Dimensions: L: 5" x W: 9" x H: 6.7" X Capacity: 1.3L
Materials: Glazed stoneware

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors
+
Elegant teapot design
+
Crafted from durable glazed stoneware

Reasons to avoid

-
One size available

Should you be a serious tea drinker, and prefer to have a pot on the go rather than to make several trips back and forth to the kettle, the Le Creuset Stoneware Grand Teapot (opens in new tab) is well worth the price tag. In fact, it can hold up to five cups of tea or coffee and it has a large handle for easy pouring. Not just that but a locking lid prevents accidents, and a drip-resistant spout will keep your tablecloth clean.

'A friend of mine swears by hers – and I have noticed that our usually extended tea-drinking sessions aren't spoiled by a pot-gone-cold.' – Lucy Searle, H&G's Global Editor in Chief

Le Creuset Ultra Violet Small Heritage Rectangular Dish

(Image credit: Harts of Stur)
(opens in new tab)

6. Le Creuset oven dishes

Specifications

Dimensions: Three sizes: 7.4" 1.1L, 10" 2.4L, 12,6" 4L
Materials: Glazed stoneware

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors
+
Versatile design
+
Available in three sizes

Reasons to avoid

-
Can be heavy to lift and maneuver 

Mis-matched dishes do not look great, inside your oven or out. The Le Creuset Stoneware Heritage Rectangular Dishes (opens in new tab) are pretty enough to bring to the table, and they come in three sizes. Our shopping editor owns a set of three of these in the classic Volcanic Orange...

'These oven dishes make batch cooking a breeze, not to mention that they are efficiently non-stick and they wash up in the dishwasher so well. They look nice when taken to the table, and the fact they come in all different sizes is great. I get the most use out of the medium-size one.' Annie Collyer, H&G's Shopping Editor

Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 3-piece Saucepan Set

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

7. Le Creuset pan set

Specifications

Dimensions: Three sizes: 6", 7", 8"
Materials: Hard anodised forged aluminium

Reasons to buy

+
Versatile set for all your cooking needs
+
Three different sizes
+
Toughened non-stick design

Reasons to avoid

-
Only one color/finish available

Investing in some new saucepans? The Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick 3-piece Saucepan Set (opens in new tab) will last you a lifetime and are some of the best saucepans out there. Three pans measuring all different sizes, all with lids – and they are non-stick and compatible with all hob types. Pop them in your dishwasher after use, and stack them when storing them to save cupboard space.

Again, these are tested and we're impressed so far.

Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Dish

(Image credit: Le Creuset)
(opens in new tab)

8. Le Creuset butter dish

Specifications

Dimensions: L: 7" x W: 5" x H: 3.5"
Materials: Glazed stoneware

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors available
+
Classic design
+
Crafted from durable stoneware

Reasons to avoid

-
Only one size available

Available in all of the classic Le Creuset colors, the Stoneware Butter Dish (opens in new tab) is easy, and definitely better looking, way to store butter – both on the table and in your fridge. It is microwave-safe, and on warm days, it really comes into its own as it retains cooler temperatures with ease.

'Butter dishes are unremarkable, except when the weather is hot. That's when the Le Creuset butter dish stands out from the crowd. Lift the lid and, rather than being greeted by a pool of melted butter, you have a more solid pat that's protected from the worst of the heat by Le Creuset's classic design.' – Lucy Searle, H&G's Global Editor in Chief

Le Creuset Meringue Pepper Mill

(Image credit: Le Creuset)

9. Le Creuset salt and pepper mills

Specifications

Dimensions: Two sizes: 8", 12"
Materials: ABS Plastic, ceramic grinder

Reasons to buy

+
Large selection of colors
+
Available in two sizes
+
Robust ceramic grinder

Reasons to avoid

-
Slightly heavy to use/lift

Salt and pepper mills are often overlooked when it comes to shopping for the kitchen, but we actually think they are one of the most important buys. They go from the kitchen to your table, and they are quite often used by your guests.

'I own both the small and normal-size versions of the Le Creuset salt and pepper mills. The small ones are plastic, but they are great for keeping in a second dining room or in my case, my home office for when I am eating lunch at my desk. The large ones we use every single day are ceramic. You can adjust them both to make salt or pepper finer or coarser, too.' – Annie Collyer, H&G's UK Shopping Editor