This $26 Le Creuset Find Will Be the Most Versatile Item in Your Kitchen

published Apr 8, 2024
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Chocolate mousse in a ramekin with spoon taking out a bite
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Who doesn’t want their kitchen gear to look as great as it performs? When you’re working with a kitchen that doesn’t look quite as spiffy as you’d like it to — as a fellow renter, I feel you — cookware and tableware are easy ways to spruce things up. Luckily, tons of brands prioritize looks and quality equally, chief among them being Le Creuset. In fact, well before the colorful cookware trend took over, the brand paved the way for it starting in 1925.

The brand is known for its tried-and-true pieces like the Dutch oven, but new releases can’t be overlooked as well. Le Creuset’s latest spring collection has been flying off shelves, for one, but I just found another new release that’s going just as quickly. A stunning ramekin set is already sold out in multiple colors, and for good reason: They’re so versatile that you’ll use them every day. Plus, the set is already on sale!

What is the Straight Wall Ramekin, Set of 2?

Similar to the brand’s mini cocottes, these small dishes are perfect for whipping up individual portions of cake, pot pies, and more. You can grab one set of two for yourself, or multiple if you’re serving a larger crowd. Either way, each one holds 7 fluid ounces, so your recipes will bake faster than they would in a larger container. Of course, that’s helped along by the fact that they’re made from Le Creuset’s premium stoneware, which distributes heat exceptionally. With nonstick coating, the ramekins are also easy to clean, dishwasher-safe, and resistant to wear.

That alone makes them worth their sale price, but when you consider that they also work for prepping ingredients and serving snacks, it becomes a no-brainer. Their compact size means that they’re suited for cramped kitchens, and the ridge along the base allows them to stack securely. (No toppling over inside your cabinet!) 

Credit: Le Creuset

Despite being a new addition to Le Creuset’s lineup, I have a feeling that this set is going to become one of the brand’s more popular pieces. The budget-friendly price, versatility, and adorable design basically guarantee it. Make sure to grab your favorite color before it runs out!

Buy: Straight Wall Ramekin, Set of 2, $25.99 (normally $36)