As the world's leading manufacturer of enamelled cast iron cookware, Le Creuset's reputation is unsurpassed. They maintain this
position by excellence of quality, superior materials and innovative product design. Le Creuset produces all its cookware in the
northern French town of Fresnoy-Le-Grand and exports to over 60 countries.
As some of the manufacturing processes still rely on manual skills, each piece has its own individuality and slight variations in finish may occur. The overall quality or cooking performance of the product is never compromised though! Le Creuset pans are consistently chosen by leading chefs, restauranteurs, and those who just enjoy cooking; all of whom appreciate its performance, cooking advantages and style.
Founded in 1925 and with branches all over the world,
|Creating the Pattern: -||
A tool is built with 2 pattern plates. The male pattern plate produces the interior shape, and the female pattern plate produces the exterior plate.
|Casting: -||The moulding sand is then injected and pressed between these plates to produce a sand mould. When the 2 sand moulds are secured together, they form a mould of the particular piece of cookware.|
|Pouring: -||Molten cast iron is automatically poured into this sand mould, after which the mould is destroyed.|
|Stripping: -||Once cooled, the piece is removed from the sand mould.|
|Shot Blasting: -||The stripped raw piece is then blasted with small metal pellets to remove the sand.|
|Fettling: -||Any burrs and rough edges are removed.|
|Grit Blasting: -||Small steel filings blast the piece to give the piece a roughness with no impurities, ready for adhesion of enamel.|
|Inspection/ Ground Coat: -||The piece is then inspected for any roughness, and then sprayed with the ground coat enamel.|
|Colour: -||The colour is sprayed on and then dried and fired.|