Ask any home cook who their TV culinary idol is, and there’s a good chance they’ll say Ina Garten. The Barefoot Contessa star — and former professional caterer — isn’t just known for her approachable recipes, she’s also beloved for her impeccable taste. That’s why Amazon’s markdowns on her beloved Le Creuset cookware have us on high alert. The online retailer has a slew of Le Creuset Black Friday deals on offer, from the high-end brand’s popular Dutch ovens to frying pans. Whether you’re looking for new kitchenware for yourself or need a gift for the foodie in your life, these Amazon Le Creuset deals are sure to please.
Here’s what we’re eyeing — and for even more great savings, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Black Friday deals, complete with expert shopping insights.
Le Creuset makes some of the best Dutch ovens out there, and they’re beautiful, to boot. This classic round Dutch oven is made of sturdy cast iron and enamel, polished and finished by hand; the colorful exterior is designed to resist chipping. It retains heat brilliantly. At a roomy 7.25 quarts, it’s perfect for soups, sauces and one-pot meals.
“This French oven is superb for preparing braised dishes and stews,” raved a reviewer. “The light-colored enamel interior finish affords contrast to the food, which helps to know when food is done, especially when frying. Perfect for the oven to give your food even heating all around. I waited too long to purchase one, but now I am very happy with it and prepare new dishes at least once per week.”
Though Le Creuset is most famous for its enameled cast iron cookware, it also makes stoneware that’s ideal for baking and casseroles. These square dishes have a lovely finish that’s resistant to chips and cracks; and since the surface is nonporous, it won’t absorb odors or flavors. The handles make them easy to take out of the oven, and they’re so pretty, they can go straight to the table, filled with baked pasta, roasted veggies or desserts. Snag this duo while it’s just $46 — you can split them up as gifts, or give the set.
Everyone needs a good cast iron skillet for frying up grilled cheese sandwiches, steak and more. This 9-inch beauty is especially sturdy and long-lasting, thanks to its chip- and crack-resistant enamel. It’s ideal for cooking with oils and high heat, and it’s also oven-safe, which is great for slow braises or getting extra browning under the broiler. Bonus: It has sloped sides and spouts to make pouring off excess grease a breeze.
“I love this frying pan,” gushed a happy home cook. “It has all the advantages of a nonstick pan (without chemicals) … in the short time I’ve had it, I’ve done recipes with beef, pork and fish, and all came out great. I can sear something and then place [it] into the oven with no worries. … Easy to clean too. One of the best things I’ve bought for cooking in a long time.”
If you’re looking for a more affordable gift with the Le Creuset label, consider this darling 8-ounce cocotte that’s on sale for under $25 right now. It has a premium enamel-glazed interior that’s easy to clean, and it’s perfect for heating up individual servings of cozy favorites such as baked ziti and oatmeal or storing butter at a spreadable room temperature.
“I ordered this item with the hopes of using it as a salt crock and can say I am delighted with the choice,” shared a satisfied shopper. “It’s the perfect size and looks fantastic sitting on my stove. And the convenience of having salt so close at hand while cooking is the desired outcome.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Gary Rose is a lifestyle connoisseur who celebrates the art of living well. She explores topics ranging from travel and fashion to home decor and culinary delights. Gary’s passion for aesthetics extends to her hobbies, which include photography and interior design.