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Le Creuset Bistro Grill, 12.5"


Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled meat and veggies—rain or shine—without the hassle of firing up the outdoor grill. Le Creuset’s cast iron grill works with any heat source—including induction—and delivers excellent heat distribution for amazing results every time.

Exclusive to Sur La Table, the Bistro grill pairs a large cooking area with a slim profile for space-saving storage, and adds a touch of classic French beauty to any kitchen or table.

Features Hide

  • Create delicious outdoor-grilled flavors right in your own kitchen
  • Perfect for grilling chicken, steaks, fish, fajitas, vegetables and more
  • Delivers even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Ribbed cooking surface allows fat to drain away and creates appetizing grill marks
  • Black enameled interior requires no seasoning and resists scratches
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking
  • Handles are designed for added comfort, balance and easy lifting
  • Goes effortlessly from stovetop to table for beautiful presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron
  • Dimensions: 12.5" x 1.25"
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F


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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
77 Reviews
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Gift for my daughter
Saw this grill was on sale and now in a sea foam color. My daughter loves to cook and this is her favorite color. She said her glazed salmon was done perfectly! She loves her new pan!
July 20, 2019
2 months ago
Great grille
Perfect for those times when you don't want to fire up an outdoor grill, and want to quickly roast some corn, make a panini, etc.
July 14, 2019
2 months ago
Too hard to clean
It’s a beautiful pan. I own many Le Creuset and Staub cast iron pot and pan and I’m very happy with them but unfortunately this one is just super hard to clean. I followed the instructions and preheat the pan to medium heat and applied a little oil before grilling zucchini slices. Wouldn’t dare to grill fish In case it sticks. The zucchini slices came out beautifully but the brown bits left on the pan were almost impossible to clean. Not even after I soaked the pan in hot water for 20 min.
Good grill marks but it came with price - hard to clean!
Good grill marks but it came with price - hard to clean!
July 5, 2019
Very Disappointed!
Pan is extremely heavy. It is shallow and we still cannot get the pan cleaned after grilling pork chops on it with some sauce on it.
May 6, 2019
4 months ago
Great for inside broiling.
April 30, 2019
4 months ago
Incredible alternative to outdoor grilling!
April 5, 2019
5 months ago
Grill pan
Great product. Works well!
April 4, 2019
5 months ago
Great Grill!
The size and performance are terrific. Highly recommend this product.
March 27, 2019
6 months ago
Love it!
I love my enamel coated grill. I use it for steaks, burgers, chicken - whatever you can put on the grill. Sear it on this grill then finish it in the oven. It is even great for grilled sandwiches. I use this all the time and just love it.
March 12, 2019
1 year ago
Food sticks
I was thinking this was a non-stick 'grill pan', but everything sticks and I have to let it soak before being able to get it clean. Maybe I am doing something wrong?
March 5, 2019
6 months ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
easy to cook indoor with the flavor of a grill
haydee h on Aug 24, 2019
I had one before and I love it
Gail E on Aug 16, 2019
easy to cook indoor with the flavor of a grill
haydee h on Aug 24, 2019
Winter grilling
Sue L on Aug 19, 2019
I had one before and I love it
Gail E on Aug 16, 2019
Elizabeth C on Aug 16, 2019
Great size
Marlene R on Aug 13, 2019
want to be able to grill inside
Monique Y on Aug 13, 2019
A friend has one and it is wonderful!
Pauline M on Aug 7, 2019
i want it
Catherine L on Aug 3, 2019
Used in your cooking class
Steven Y on Aug 1, 2019
Easy option for grilling when it's raining, scorching hot, or any time! Perfect for crusty breads and lean meats.
Patricia E on Jul 31, 2019
Used this during a cooking class to cook steak, shrimp and turned out great!
Alyssa Z on Jul 30, 2019
WE have two and use them all the indoor and outdoor grill to use
Alice. S on Jul 30, 2019
used it in a class and loved it!
Guadalupe G on Jul 28, 2019
Used it in a cooking class
Dale J on Jul 28, 2019
Me and my wife have attended several cooking classes at the Ann Arbor, MI location. We utilized this pan several times. Quality product.
Stephan P on Jul 28, 2019
Took one of your cooking classes and we used these
Lynn B on Jul 26, 2019
We saw it in the store and learned about it in the cooking class we attended
Steven B on Jul 25, 2019
I used this item in one of your cooking classes and loved the ability for indoor grilling. It is better for smaller items than the large dual burner type-- especially for a family of two!
It will also be easy to store.
Carolyn D on Jul 24, 2019
I owned many pots, it’s the best! You will not be disappointed!
Gisela P on Jul 24, 2019
I own this pan and love it for grilling meat, fish, and chicken on the stove top. Buying another as a gift to my daughter.
Margaret F on Jul 22, 2019
Where I live, I can not grill, so when I saw this grill, I thought it would be good for us. Plus, I love the Le Creuset line, it made well.
Sheila L on Jul 22, 2019
A dear friend is getting married and this is on her registry. My husband and I have wanted to try something like this as well, so I ordered a matching one. I will think of her and her delicious cooking when I use it.
Kat P on Jul 21, 2019
I’ve owned this before in the smaller version. Very handy, multi-purpose pan. Works well with induction cooktop. Fabulous price on sale! This is the best of the multiple brands, as it has the size AND the grill ribs
Elisa S on Jul 19, 2019
the quality looks good and the price was nice
Armine I on Jul 16, 2019
I moved into an apartment and can't have a grill. While there are two grills here, one is on the rooftop and one is by the pool, and it's not convenient to carry items into the elevator and to the pool or roof while still cooking other items in my apartment.
Elizabeth B on Jul 16, 2019
We used this in two of the cooking classes my husband and I attended and loved the results of grilling indoors.
Linda W on Jul 15, 2019
I wanted a stove-top grill pan for my gas cook-top and this appears to meet my need. I'll let you know if it does. Looking forward to trying it out.
Mary Caperton H on Jul 12, 2019
Love LeCreuset. Seems like a good size for a grill pan.
Lauren W on Jul 8, 2019
I know the brand and I needed a grill for indoor and it was a good sale oportunity
Begona H on Jul 8, 2019
good price, beautiful color, and looks very handy for grilling
Rosagitta P on Jul 8, 2019
Want to grill on top of my gas stove.
Susan F on Jul 2, 2019
wanted to grill inside
Gabby T on Jul 1, 2019
needed a small lighter weight grill pan for stove top, bright color, good quality, lifetime product to pass onto family members as they develop their households
Judy W on Jul 1, 2019
I used it at one of the cooking classes and the chicken was fabulous
Suzanne B on Jul 1, 2019
It doesn’t take up much space and will permit me to have that delicious grilled taste year round.
Lorie S on Jul 1, 2019
Great price for a great product.
I have a smooth Staub griddle, which I love, but it’s already not non-stick after just one year. My Le Creuset Dutch oven , however, I’ve had for almost thirty years is still brand new.
I also own a smaller, stainless steel griddle.
This was my Independence Day gift to myself.
Susan B on Jun 30, 2019
To grill without the hassle
Jacquin D on Jun 30, 2019
I like Le Creuset products.
John K on Jun 29, 2019
Sale price
Jan C on Jun 27, 2019
Because it was on their registry
Robert C on Jun 23, 2019
I love grilled food, but am a mosquito magnet so actually grilling outside doesn't work for me. This is a great alternative for me!
Heidi D on Jun 23, 2019
I knew she would enjoy this gift and use it.
Cheryl H on Jun 23, 2019
Recently took a trip to Italy and want to make bruschetta at home. This looked like the best thing to toast the bread on.
Joann C on Jun 22, 2019
stanley c on Jun 22, 2019
Big and round
wallace c on Jun 22, 2019
I am from Colombia in South America and we grill our arepas that we eat every day, mainly for breakfast .
I think this will be perfect for that and for other grilling :
maria s on Jun 20, 2019
I chose this item because I want to cook healthy.
Doreen A. B on Jun 19, 2019
Love cooking with Le Creuset cookware because they are nice looking, very well made and distribute the heat evenly which I really like. Can't wait to cook with this griddle!
Karen L on Jun 19, 2019
Sending my favorite pan to my daughter that now comes in her favorite color!
Perfect birthday gift!
Antoinette H on Jun 19, 2019
This is my second Bistro grill. Wonderfully handy for indoor grilling. I spray a bit of Pam on surface before cooking to prevent sticking and easier cleanup. Be careful how you clean it.
Barbara G on Jun 14, 2019
Winter grilling
Sue L on Aug 19, 2019
Elizabeth C on Aug 16, 2019
What is the difference between the bistro grill, skinny grill and square grill?
Rania S on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The difference is simply size. The square grill has higher sides & a helper handle. The skinny grill is shallower & has loop handles. The bistro has the upturned handles, is thinner & has a larger cooking surface.
Can you use them one an electric flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked on my glass top stove and it is fine. - I lift mine off the burner - don't drag it as it may scratch the glass
where does the grease go? all over the range top/oven?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This grill has very shallow sides so meat which is being grilled does spatter all over the stove top. Using a spatter screen is possible but only if food being grilled is "thin"; otherwise, the spatter screen sits on top of the food or the edges of the handles. Be prepared to clean the entire stove top, burners, etc after using.
can you use this on an induction stovetop?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I use mine on an induction range.
can it be used on an outdoor grill?
Russ O on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Wipe a little dish soap on the bottom - not the cooking surface . This will help remove ash when you wash the pan. I do this with my cast iron pans when cooking over coals while camping.
I understand that these are cast iron but have an enameled interior. Do they require no seasoning because they are pre-seasoned or do they require no seasoning because of the enameled interior?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Enameled cast iron requires no seasoning. The enamel is basically a glass coating on your pan.
What size is this, maybe 26?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer is in the product description, 12.5" diameter ( measured from outside edge through the center to the opposite side.
Is it 12.5 inches with or without the handles?
Shirley P on Jul 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Round area is approx 12.5-12.75 with a 12.25" actual cooking area. Dimension including handles is 14.5. Hope this helps!
will it work on induction stove?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I use this on my induction stove and it works wonderfully.
How do you get the grilling pans clean?
Elizabeth P on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: per other reviewers, and now proven in my own home: I wipe out food crumbles, then use Dawn & warm water to soak inside the grill as it cools down & I enjoy the food ~ meal over? washes out easily.
Does this exist in the flat grill?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they also make this in a flat pan.
Was at your store today and noticed that while some of the Bistro Grill 12.5 surfaces was in matt finish and some glossy finish, regardless whether they are in the box or on display.
Asked your staff what is the difference, the answer was that it is due to the items being on display and being exposed!! Is this possible?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, ordinary exposure or "out of the box" time effects the appearance of the nonstick surface. This effect is entirely superficial and can be undone by regular cleaning (which is often not done in store).
Is it hard to clean? I have a Lodge one with ridges and my chicken sticks to it, so I have to scrape it clean after each use.
A shopper on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. I don't find it hard to clean. Brush it with oil and the food shouldn't stick. DON'T brush it with olive oil. Any other oil is fine.
I preheat the grill as directed and have the gas heat on medium/medium high. I am getting nice grill marks on boneless chicken but the inside and edges remain under-cooked even after several minutes on each side. Any ideas?
Colleen S on Jul 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Whenever I cook chicken breasts or legs (Which I brush with a favorite BBQ sauce, I grill first to get the charred flavor and crispness of the skin. I turn to gill on all sides of the pieces of meat. After the chicken is charred by the grill, I put it in a preheated 350 degree oven to finish the cooking inside. I cover a baking pan with foil, and just put the chicken pieces in the pan (NO COVER). This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the meat. You could probably grill thighs completely on the Le Creuset grill since they are a much flatter portion of meat. It really makes the chicken taste extra delicious using the grill to char the chicken.
Is there a lid that would fit this grill to turn it into a steam grill (like the Staub steam grill)? I am preferential to Le Creuset!
A shopper on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I suggest taking the grill to a kitchen supply store and comparing the lids for different pans i.e. Calphalon, Analon and others, I've purchased a few different pans and occasionally use lids on other pans than originally intended. You might also try a resteraunt supply store (if there is on in your area) there is a large variety of items which could fit the bill. Out of the box thinking really helps in finding solutions to needs like these. Good luck! R.
What is the best way to clean it and with what?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Soak it in warm sudsy water for 20 minutes and then use a nylon scrubbie to remove any burnt on food.
how much does this weigh?
Eileen on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to my scale : 6 lbs 13 oz
Is it deep enough for the juices to accumulate?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No not really. There is only about a 1/4 of an inch between the food and grooves below. You might have a tiny bit of pour over. I mostly grill vegetables. It is a great way not to use much oil and keep the calorie count down. Hope this was helpful.
Can you use this on an outdoor gas grill?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Although I put aluminum foil under the pan to keep it protected from flare ups. That way you can continue to use indoors and on the grill
I bought mine at the store, but there was no box. What was in the box?
RENE B on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The only thing you missed is the little catalog of care instructions that comes standard with any LC purchase. I'm sure all the same info is available onlne.
I bought this and love, but I do have some complaints.
Even if I spray it, it's so hard to clean! Everything sticks!

1. What is the best thing to spray it with?
2. Is it going to ruin it if I soak it in hot water?
3. Am I supposed to use soap or not? Will soap ruin it?
Nessa on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't have all your answers but I did see on a cooking show that the meat was treated and not the pan. Really haven't used mine much
Can you use this on an electric stove?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a glass electric stove top and am able to use my grill, which I love and bought one for my daughter. I'm not absolutely certain if you can use it on an electric coil type stove. Good luck
What is the average temperature to use for grilling meat?
Creole on Jan 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have a high end electric glass topped stove with a burner the same size as this pan. To keep the glass from scratching you must lift the pan on and off the sliding. I use a little oil on the pan before I put it on the stove to preheat. Just a little oil on a paper towel. I cook beef on high but always preheat so that the meat gets those grill marks. It cooks very fast and to prevent scratches on my stove top, I move it to a hot plate before I remove the meat with tongs . It takes about two minutes per side and the grill marks look great and beef remains juicy since I don't pierce the meat Chicken takes longer and I usually turn it more often so that it doesn't stick.Pork also takes longer but it all comes out tasty. Wonderful for veggies and I use the same high heat for them just turn more often.
Is there a Cook Book for this grill? I cooked a steak on mine last week and it was awful - still don't know if it was the meat or the grill.
A shopper on Jun 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with a small instruction book which had some general information. It does require a long preheating time--which of course will vary with the stove and temperature of the burner. The meat should really sizzle and spatter when it hits the grill. If not, the meat will not sear properly and can be dry and tough. I have to admit that I returned this grill due to the really long preheat time and the difficulty in cleaning it.
Can this be used on an electric stove?
Jessica P on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I own this grill pan and not had much luck with this on my gas stove - and from that experience would say that it is just not very useful on a stove. I use it in the oven successfully.
Does it come with a lid?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know off, but you really do not need one and by the way it is the best for grilling salmon....!
Can I use Le Creuset bistro grill on an reg gas stove??
Elizabet M on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it on mine. However, depending on what you plan on grilling, be ready for a tremendous amount of smoke in your kitchen.
I heard about this on an Instagram acct I follow. The guy said DON’T wash it, just very lightly scrape the remaining food off. Never soap. But the actual instructions say to wash it with warm soapy water AND dishwasher safe. So which is it?
Bernie A on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I find this grill pan difficult to clean. Burnt juices from veggies and meat are impossible to remove, even with a lot of soap and scrubbing. The sales rep at SLT store suggested not washing it so hard, and instead letting the ceramic coating get "seasoned". So now I lightly scrape and oil it after use. Not sure this is working so well but the pan still performs - it just looks spotty. Perhaps i should have oiled it a lot more prior to first use grilling peppers. Personally, I would never put this in the dishwasher even though instructions say that's ok.