Reviews for Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Casserole Skillet, 3.3-Quart, Blue
People say Amazon Basics is really similar to Le Creuset.
Not Le Creuset but who cares
This little porcelain clad cast iron is versatile and gets the job done! Pretty easy to clean and non stick with proper use. Just don’t drop it or knock it around as the porcelain chips way easier than it would if you even just spent $30 more and bought the Lodge pan of similar shape and size which I also own. Very pretty to look at and elegant shape plus a huge variety of colors makes this pan a glorious deal! Just hand wash it and be gentle with it if you don’t want chips and you’ll have a piece that could last a lifetime in your kitchen.
First time Buyer of Amazon enameled cookware
It is like Le Creuset, for a fraction of the price. Came out to be as expected. I only used it for sauteeing & cooking on induction stove top. I don’t used it for baking in oven. So far, it is holding really well. Satisfied consumer.
Love this casserole skillet!
I'm so happy with this skillet. I own a Le Creuset 9 quart dutch oven that was gifted to me 15 years ago which i love and won't let any family member use since they're careless cleaning. I wanted a smaller one for day to day meals and decided to give this one a try. I've used it 5 times and treat it just like my LC. The key to easy cleaning after you use it (I browned chicken in mine and there was brown bits stuck on it) is to add warm water to the skillet after you've removed the food and let it boil gently to release the bits. It does come off and then after 3 min or so, i turn the heat off and let it sit there a little longer while i'm cleaning up. Then wash normal with dawn dish detergent and it comes out spotless. Just so you know it's normal to eventually have brown shadowing over time. The Le Creuset does the same thing - its normal. Very happy, and the off white, creamy color is also pretty. I prefer it over the stark white that some people mentioned they would have wanted.
Package arrived in good shape. I chose white because that was all that was available and i like it. Its a creamy white. Used it 4 times and it is very good. It is heavy, but it is enameled so treat it as if it were glass. When cleaning, wait for it to cool and fill it with warm soapy water for a bit. Dry this pan completely! Allowing the pan to heat slowly to a moderate temp will give greatest success as it holds heat well. I would imagine this pan is not as high quality as Le Creuset, but its plenty good enough to give many many years of reliable service. Just treat it gently.
Bought two would not hesitate to buy more if needed
I am a cast iron fan and needed a shallow casserole dish for cooking and serving. After much reading and a little research decided on the Amazon Enameled cast iron casserole piece. Much less expensive that Lodge and I am a Lodge fan and way less expensive and Le Creuset, which is way not erxpensive for what you get and not a fan. The Amazon casserole fit what I needed. Functioned very well and cleaned up very easy. To the point I bought a second one for our get away place.
Every bit as good a Le Creuset.
I love this! I use it several times a week for dishes I need to sauté and brown on the stove then finish off in the oven.
Finally a quality enamel skillet for the rest of us
I've always had my heart set on adding Le Creuset enamel ware to my cookware collection, but my budget has other ideas. Enter Amazon Basics. I purchased the casserole skillet 5 months ago and I am very happy with it. I use it at least twice a week for all kinds of cooking from pasta dishes, quick stews, to stir frying and it is great. It holds heat very well, is durable, and is easy to clean. As with typical enamel ware, as long as you use it with non-metal utensils the finish should remain pristine. Highly recommended.
Le Creuset Style @ Amazon Price
This casserole skillet is a great choice for those of us who simply can’t afford, or don’t wish to spend so much on a piece of Le Creuset cookware. I have no negatives regarding this item. It heats evenly, cooks beautifully, & cleans easily. I make sure to use silicone or bamboo utensils when cooking, & anticipate using this casserole skillet for years to come. It arrived well packaged & in perfect condition.
terrific value -- great pan
I bought this about a year ago and it fast became one of my favorite pans. I have a lot of well-used Le Creuset which I also love and so far this pan is just as good at a fraction of the cost.
A must have for your kitchen
I LOVE this cast iron skillet/braiser. The quality for the price is AMAZING. I just used it to make a small batch of French onion soup, cleaned it, then popped it in the oven and roasted some chicken thighs. I own a Le Creuset Dutch Oven and the AmazonBasic line is just as good - way more affordable. I also have the 3.5 qt round pot. I highly recommend!