This Modernized Pan from Le Creuset’s Archives Is a Versatile Kitchen Workhorse — and Almost 40% Off Right Now
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Le Creuset is one of the most beloved cookware brands out there. They’ve solidified their reputation over the course of almost a century, which not many current retailers can say. Ever since their unforgettable flame-colored enameled cast iron pieces made waves in France in 1925, home chefs and industry professionals alike have praised Le Creuset’s durable construction and stunning colors, including us here at The Kitchn. Whether it’s their tea kettle, brasier, or iconic Dutch Oven, you’ll find us shouting from the rooftops about our Le Creuset cookware.
The brand’s products, admittedly, are a bit of a splurge — but the price tags only reflect the unbeatable high quality. All in all, it’ll end up being a small price to pay for how long it’ll last. Still, whenever any Le Creuset items go on sale, we highly recommend jumping at the chance to get them for way less, and right now, the Cassadou Sauté Pan is $130 cheaper than usual at Williams Sonoma. Read on for why you should snag it while it’s still marked down!
Designed from Le Creuset’s archives – it’s inspired by “Provençal hunters and the stews they would prepare from the day’s catch” — the traditional Cassadou Sauté Pan gives you a vintage look with all of the benefits of a brand new piece of cookware. It’s entirely updated, of course — the pan is built from their classic enameled cast iron, which is known for how well it distributes and retains heat, and no seasoning is required. It’s safe on all stovetops and in the oven up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sturdy enamel is easy to clean. You might’ve assumed the cast iron was unwieldy, but the brand claims it’s the “lightest-weight cast iron by quart on the market.”
You won’t even need to purchase their Dutch oven (if you don’t already have one, that is) as well, since the Cassadou acts as both a small Dutch oven and a pan. So whether you want to sauté, braise, or fry, it’s got you covered, and it’ll look great while it’s doing it. You can move your pan from the stove to the table and it’ll be a picture-perfect serving dish, too.
There are nearly two dozen on Le Creuset’s website that have it sitting at 4.5 stars. “I have nothing bad to say about the Cassadou,” one customer wrote. “It’s one of the best pieces I have. Versatile and good size.. Its not too heavy for me at all and I’m over 70 yrs. old.” Another added that “the Cassadou is the perfect ‘crossover’ cookware. Perfect size for the main course from 2-5 people, or more for a side-dish. The design (with two handles) is a huge improvement over my old dutch oven.”
Given how versatile the Cassadou is — it’s essentially a 2-in-1 that saves you money — it’s sure to become one of the most valuable cookware items in your kitchen. Not to mention, it’ll likely be the most stylish, too. It’s only on sale for a limited time, so hurry and get one for yourself!
Buy: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Cassadou Sauté Pan, 3 3/4-Qt, $219.95 (normally $350)