If you’re in need of a new braiser as the holidays approach, Le Creuset may have just what you are looking for.
The company’s America’s Test Kitchen–recommended enameled cast iron braiser is designed to provide steady, even heat that is said to transform tough cuts of meat and hearty vegetables into flavorful dishes.
Offered in four sizes — 1 ½- quarts, 2 ¼-quarts, 3 ½-quarts and 5-quarts — the unit’s wide base allows ingredients to be placed in a single layer for searing and eliminates crowding. The domed lid circulates steam to lock in moisture and flavor and the braiser’s versatile shape allows for shallow frying, steaming, stews, casseroles and serving at the table.
Additionally, the easy-to-clean porcelain enamel requires no seasoning, minimizes sticking and is dishwasher-safe. The braiser is also dishwasher safe and metal utensils can be used.
Offered in 18 colors, the Le Creuset’s braiser is priced from $200 to $360.