This Versatile Le Creuset Pan Will Be the MVP of Your Kitchen — and It’s 40 Percent Off Right Now

published Apr 30, 2021
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Have you ever had to use three different pots and pans to cook one dish? Yeah, us too. To save yourself all the extra dish washing — not to mention that dance when you have to alternate burners on the stove, you need a does-it-all pan. And we’re pretty sure we found it: Le Creuset’s Sauteuse Pan, which happens to be on sale right now. Usually $300, its price is majorly slashed to just $180.

From searing to sauteing to braising to frying, this pan does it all. You can thank its versatile shape for that, along with its large surface area that makes it a star for simmering and reduction. Since it’s made from cast iron, it distributes heat evenly, and that famous Le Creuset construction also locks in the perfect amount of moisture. Though the pan is great for year-round use (hello, soups!), you can also put it into high rotation during the warmer months for making classic summer sides like baked pastas and risottos to complement whatever you’re cooking up on the grill or stovetop. It’s ideal for frying fish or making fried chicken, too.

Both the interior and exterior enamel of the sauteuse are chip resistant to keep it looking good as new. The pale inner enamel makes it easy to keep an eye on your eats, and it also resists staining and dulling. (Nothing makes a new pan look old real fast like your latest tomato sauce recipe.) And because it’s the lightest weight of any premium cast iron cookware brand, you won’t struggle when transporting the pan from the stove. Generously sized ergonomic handles ensure you won’t lose your grip when you carry it over to the table — yes, even when wearing oven mitts.

Le Creuset’s sauteuse pan is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and comes in a range of colors, including summery Caribbean, classic Licorice, and rich Artichaut. The only thing harder than choosing a color might be deciding which of the endless recipes you’re going to make with it first.

Buy: Le Creuset Sauteuse Pan, $180 (normally $300)