Even Retired Chefs Adore This Le Creuset Pan—and It's 40% Off
Although the holidays still feel incredibly far away, getting ahead of any shopping is sure to make December feel far less stressful. And while many of the discounts don't tend to materialize until late November, this year you can get started on the shopping earlier thanks to Amazon, which has launched a ton of early deals.
One of the best not-to-be-missed deals is the Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven which has been slashed by $120. The French-made oven is the perfect in-between of the larger Dutch oven and a classic sauté pan and can fit up to 3.5 ounces, making it perfect for soups, stews, and one-pot meals. A wide base gives you plenty of surface area to brown meats on the stove or braise and roast in the oven. Plus, the sloped sides not only make stirring easier but prevent splatters from runaway oil.
The exterior enamel is shock-resistant—which prevents chipping and cracking—while the interior boasts a smooth finish that enhances caramelization and thwarts sticking and staining. Each sauteuse oven is finished off with a dome-shaped lid that locks in flavor and encourages excellent heat circulation. Shoppers can choose from a slew of colors, including indigo blue and white.
To buy: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, $180 (originally $300) at amazon.com
Amazon shoppers adore the Le Creuset sauteuse, and it's earned hundreds of five-star ratings. Many say it's "worth every penny" and call it the "pride of my kitchen." Even a retired chef says it's the "perfect dimension for cooking."
"These are the best dutch ovens [ever] made," one five-star reviewer says. "They are made in France. The colors are gorgeous. Mine is violet. You can buy cheaper ones at Costco or Walmart but you get what you pay for. This will last generations."
"Best cookware on the planet," another user says. "I have replaced all my cookware with Le Creuset—it is by far the best!"