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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

4.5 / 5.0
74 Reviews
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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
2 months ago
Great for inside broiling.
April 30, 2019
2 months ago
Incredible alternative to outdoor grilling!
April 5, 2019
3 months ago
Grill pan
Great product. Works well!
April 4, 2019
3 months ago
Great Grill!
The size and performance are terrific. Highly recommend this product.
March 27, 2019
4 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
4 months ago
Best Buy ever
I have always wanted one of these bistro grill's . My husband was always skeptical .Well when it was delivered I had him try it out and now he is hooked. This pan is amazing and so versatile in its use. Love it.
February 17, 2019
5 months ago
Very good
I like it very much- my only negative is that it is hard to clean so you need a good cleanser like bar keepers friend a a stiff brush to clean it.
February 6, 2019
5 months ago
Amazing piece of cookware!
This grill has been amazing!! In the short time I have had it, have cooked everything from steaks to vegetables. It is a great addition to my Le Creuset collection and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is easy clean up and stores nicely.
February 4, 2019
5 months ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
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
I love Le Creuset! This looks beautiful and I know it will be a great pan.
Roberta G on Jun 13, 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
Need a stove top gill with large surface, cast iron, and easy to clean
RobertL on Jun 14, 2019
I love Le Creuset! This looks beautiful and I know it will be a great pan.
Roberta G on Jun 13, 2019
Great reputation
Anne R on Jun 13, 2019
Le Creuset is one of the best out there
denise j on Jun 12, 2019
My daughter and son-in-law have a collection of Le Creuset and their 6th (iron) anniversary is coming up. This seemed like a good choice.
Susan B on Jun 10, 2019
Indoor grilling made easy!
gina h on Jun 10, 2019
Purchased strictly for making grilled sandwiches. Clean up would be to difficult for steaks and such.
Maxine D on Jun 8, 2019
Gift for Father's day
Ellen W on Jun 6, 2019
Replacement item for this item
Andrea Z on Jun 6, 2019
So easy to use, cook top or oven Heats even and holds food off oils
Suzanne O on Jun 3, 2019
I already have one and this is a gift for my son.
Theresa B on Jun 3, 2019
I love the color. It's on sale at Sur La Table and I will use it to roast vegetables and fish several times per week.
Debra R on Jun 2, 2019
dont have one
KARYE N on Jun 1, 2019
Best price and free shipping.
Maria L on May 26, 2019
I have one and love it this is a gift for my nephew!
Michele T on May 23, 2019
Good brand and wanted an indoor grill.
Lyn B on May 18, 2019
Replacement for a grill pan that is old.
Lois M on May 18, 2019
Birthday gift for son and wife - they asked for red La Creuset
Cindy L on May 13, 2019
I know the brand is great and I always wanted one, the lower price helped with my decision.
Deborah M on May 9, 2019
sounds perfect when the cold weather kicks in and I want grilled food:).
Nancy L on May 8, 2019
Have one and love it. Need new one
Amy R on May 5, 2019
The shape, size, color option, handles, and weight.
Robyn K on May 5, 2019
For a sumptuous le creuset summer
Sarah E on May 2, 2019
Love the grill
monica l on May 1, 2019
This brand is what we prefer for cooking.
Shane S on Apr 27, 2019
I have been looking for a grill pan and this is a great brand at a great price!!
bethany k on Apr 22, 2019
love this pan!
Patrick G on Apr 19, 2019
Have wanted to purchase this item for a while.
Vicky W on Apr 15, 2019
I have this pan and use it several times a week. Just bought it for my son and his wife.
MARIA B on Apr 14, 2019
I picked this item because I was supposed to get 15% off of the sale price and free shipping. I signed up for the email prior to making this order. Never received the 15% off email and also it did not come off when I made the order. I have ordered from Sur Le Table before. Not happy with this outcome and will call tomorrow.
Silvana G on Apr 9, 2019
Le Creuset is a very dependable product, I have many pieces that I've had for years.
Therese C on Apr 8, 2019
Good size for grilling vegetables
Edward S on Apr 8, 2019
daughter recommended
John A on Apr 6, 2019
picked this from guest registry
JoAnne D on Apr 5, 2019
My daughter loves grilling indoor and out its a birthday present☺
Doris W on Apr 5, 2019
It is a gift for my Granddaughter who LOVES to cook and I am trying to help her build a collection of fine cookware !!
Margaret F on Apr 4, 2019
fan of Le Creuset, long lasting and quality.
Karla P on Apr 4, 2019
Great brand, great price, has many possibilities for use.
Donna P on Apr 4, 2019
great size cooking or grilling for 2 people
Angelina P S on Apr 3, 2019
My son loves to cook. I think this looks like a fun piece that will be enjoyed by my son! It was the perfect birthday gift at a great price!
Robin C on Apr 2, 2019
on sale
jean m on Apr 2, 2019
Thin and easy to store, color, and it’s Le Creuset
Linda D on Apr 2, 2019
I love the product and I can only afford one at a time
Caroline K on Apr 2, 2019
Item is ideal for a healthier way of cooking.
mary ann h on Apr 2, 2019
This was chosen, so, I didn't have to be outside in the cold to grill vegetables and different kinds of protein. I have a five burner gas stove and am looking forward to trying it out, inside, out of the cold.
Kathryn M on Apr 2, 2019
CYNTHIA C on Apr 2, 2019
Great for roasting veggies
Jessica D on Apr 1, 2019
Rick R on Apr 1, 2019
Love and trust the Le Creuset brand. Even cooking and easy cleanup
Linda R on Apr 1, 2019
Need a stove top gill with large surface, cast iron, and easy to clean
RobertL on Jun 14, 2019
Great reputation
Anne R on Jun 13, 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.
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.
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.
can it be used on an outdoor grill?
Russ O on Mar 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I've used a few of my Le Creuset pieces on the grill. They get a little charred on the outside, but it has also washed off clean.
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.
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).
Does this exist in the flat grill?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this is a ribbed grill pan.
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: A little bit. The neat and grill should have oil. I use coconut oil. I just soak it in warm water.

I love it and use it every night.
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 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.
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.