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Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le...Read More

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Description

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le Creuset cast iron is beloved for both its chip-resistant enamel exterior and superior heat retention that locks in flavor and keeps food moist and tender.

Each casserole is the product of time-honored casting techniques and rigorous hand finishing at Le Creuset’s foundry in northern France.

Features Hide

  • Sand-cast casseroles are painstakingly polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice for an extremely durable and attractive finish
  • Colorful exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking, while the interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Light interior enamel makes it easy to monitor cooking foods
  • Enameled cast iron provides even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Suitable for all heat sources (induction, electric, gas and halogen)
  • Lid is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
  • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
  • Timeless Le Creuset beauty for oven-to-table presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron, glass, stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 12"L x 15.8"W x 5.125"H including lid and handles
  • Capacity: 3.5 qt.
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F; glass lid is oven safe to 425°F
  • Suitable for all heat sources: electric, gas, halogen and induction

What's In the box? Show

  • Casserole
  • Glass lid
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Customer Reviews

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Love my Le Creuset cookware
I like how even it cooks everything.
March 21, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
I am enjoying my new braiser very much! If I could change anything, I would’ve loved to have had a better selection of colors!! Love the light yellow in your photo! And pink would’ve an awesome choice also.. :) Other than the color being on the dull side, I am pleased with it. Thank you, Jo Ann
January 28, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
I gave this as a gift. The glass lid is not as heavy as the Le Creuset braiser and is ideal for smaller hands.
January 26, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Love my new braiser! The clean up is easy and dishwasher safe - awesome! I specifically wanted the light interior so when I make tart Tatan I can see true color of caramel as it darkens. It’s like having a second skillet so very milt-functional.
January 12, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
I absolutely love it
January 12, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Perfect size and quality! Love it.
January 6, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Great everyday pan
This is a perfect size for everyday cooking. It currently sits on my cooktop at all times as I reach for it every day. Wonderful product that cleans like a dream.
January 6, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
My Go-To Casserole Dish
This dish is probably my favorite in my cabinet. It cooks everything evenly, is roomy and is so easy to clean. If I was heading off to a desert island and could only pick one pan to bring with me- this one would be it!
January 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
From morning eggs to dinner curries, great for every day cooking.
Non-stick surface, durable, good size for family cooking.
Porcelain coated cast iron cookware are heavier, which takes some getting used to. Can use in oven too!
January 5, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Not Arrived
Scheduled to be shipped by 12/18, had not yet arrived. Was supposed to be a major Christmas present. Extremely disappointed.
What this means for you: don't trust their shipping times if you are buying for something important.
January 4, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I bought it for my daughter and she loved it. She bought it for me for Christmas and now I am buying it for my son.
Lorraine S on Jan 16, 2019
Very positive reviews.
Joan G on Jan 15, 2019
I bought it for my daughter and she loved it. She bought it for me for Christmas and now I am buying it for my son.
Lorraine S on Jan 16, 2019
Versatility, size and quality
Meredith O on Jan 16, 2019
Very positive reviews.
Joan G on Jan 15, 2019
I love Le Creuset and I needed a larger saute pan.
Deborah O on Jan 14, 2019
Perfect size, able to go directly from cook top to oven.
Barbara R on Jan 13, 2019
This was a cooking goal of mine to get this Le Creuset Buffet Casserole tool. I am so excited to start cooking my awesome dishes for my friends and family!
Valentina R. on Jan 9, 2019
it's a replacement - my stepdaughter's cat came to visit and peed in my old one.
Lia N on Jan 8, 2019
I have this and love it so I bought it for my friend, who just lost her home in the recent Southern California fire.
Sandra S on Jan 8, 2019
Prefer glass lids with skillet
Rosanna J on Jan 7, 2019
On sale
Michael W on Jan 5, 2019
We love the Le Creuset pots and will use this to braise and saute
Steven D on Jan 5, 2019
This dish is very versatile. Can be used on the stove, in the oven or even on the grill.
Cynthia S on Jan 5, 2019
Needed a pan with a glass lid/
Cabiria L on Jan 4, 2019
I saw a cookbook author & she was cooking in this pan. I am so happy to be buying my own at this reduced price.
sharon k on Jan 1, 2019
I chose the glass lidded casserole because it is lighter and more versatile.
Mary F on Dec 31, 2018
reviews and other products I own
Stephanie B on Dec 28, 2018
I received the Le Crueset griddle pan for Christmas. My bridge burner isn't very accurate and decided, after reading the reviews that the casserole was going to be my go to pan. The cast iron lid on the other casserole may get too heavy and I like the fact I can see the food cooking. I am anxious to get started using this pan. I also received the skillet and am already enjoying it very much
Suzanne T on Dec 28, 2018
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Mike V on Dec 28, 2018
I have a friend who has this pan, and she loves it! The price and free shipping made the final choice for me.
Vickie S on Dec 28, 2018
I want to replace my cheap cookware with quality items.
Yvonne C on Dec 28, 2018
I have purchased several of these pans as gifts. They are fantastic - just the right size, and the glass lid helps to see how the dish is progressing.
NANCY T on Dec 24, 2018
Seemed like a very versatile pan and I love the new color “morel” that’s available.
Karen K on Dec 13, 2018
must have
PAULA M on Dec 11, 2018
Best quality
Patricia s on Dec 11, 2018
More spacious cooking area coupled with versatility. Beautiful color!
JoAnna W on Dec 10, 2018
Great everyday pan with a glass lid!
Laura W on Dec 10, 2018
I love to cook and love the Le Creuset products and price is great.
Robert F on Dec 8, 2018
Seems like a perfect size. Love the glass lid. Stovetop and oven. Sturdy.
Paul P on Dec 7, 2018
I like Le Creuset products!
Ma Teresa D on Dec 7, 2018
Christmas gift
Lise B on Dec 7, 2018
i love le creuset - i found this sale and couldn't resist even if my collection is red and the sale item is brown
edita g on Dec 6, 2018
they are the best ever!
Ilaria M on Dec 6, 2018
Quality and style. I have a dutch oven and was looking to purchase the casserole dish.
nancy v on Dec 6, 2018
bought for friend
FUJUN Q on Dec 6, 2018
Own one at another home. Great product!!
Laurence W on Dec 5, 2018
I saw good reviews & I need this pot
Thasmina F on Dec 5, 2018
I have used Le Creuset cookware for many years. My 40 year old pans are still in great condition (except the lid I dropped on a tile floor, which cracked but I still use it). The sale price for this very practical piece was irresistible.
Rose Ann R on Dec 5, 2018
price
Christine S on Dec 4, 2018
Easy to clean cooking surface that retains heat evenly
Jennifer L on Dec 3, 2018
Le Creuset is the finest cookwear in the world! Unparalleled in quality, and even temperature control. Le Creuset will help you raise your standard bar, to create savory and delicious dishes like a Michelin chef, but in your own home!
Susan R on Dec 3, 2018
It is to replace a similar piece that we had for approximately 30 years. The surface of our old piece started to chip off and could no longer be used.
Jo Ann B on Dec 3, 2018
wife wanted it!
John H on Dec 3, 2018
i do not have this size yet.
Carrie T on Dec 3, 2018
I inherited some vintage Le Creuset pieces, which are still perfect. I have added to my collection and have also given my adult children some of my favorite pieces. I am a southern cook and love cast iron. The joy of Le Creuset is I do not have to season the pans.
jacqueline t on Dec 2, 2018
Cyber week sales. I am building my Le Creuset set.
Gary B on Dec 2, 2018
I have used the larger braiser to death and love it but now that our son's at school i needed just a little smaller size. I also LOVE the idea of a glass lid as opposed to the heavy lid that normally came with these...now you can watch w/out removing lid:)
Anne P on Nov 30, 2018
It's a great size! Good for browning meat, and let your imagination go wild!
Robin M on Nov 30, 2018
Want to try Le Cruset
Danylu H on Nov 29, 2018
The morel color with the copper/bronze knob!
Heidi P on Nov 29, 2018
I've been looking for a sale on this item and now that it's on sale I finally got one!
Jewyl A on Nov 28, 2018
Versatility, size and quality
Meredith O on Jan 16, 2019
I love Le Creuset and I needed a larger saute pan.
Deborah O on Jan 14, 2019
Is there a functional difference between the Le Creuset Buffet Casserole and the Le Creuset Braiser?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: I find the casserole more functional - I use it for fried rice and side dishes and sautéing, and the clear lid is light weight, so it is easier to lift for stirring verses the heavy weight of the braiser lid. Also, the base is actually less heavy than the braiser, which I prefer in the oven. Both can be used as a skillet, but I prefer the heavy weight of the braiser for deep frying and oven use.
Difference between( Le Creuset 3.5 qt.) braiser and buffet casserole, as far as versatility?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 3.5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: The only difference is the lid.
What is difference between the braiser and the buffet casserole dish? Both state..."perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more." The casserole has a glass top and this has a solid. What is the difference?!?!?
sarah e on Sep 19, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: The glass lid will not hold heat in the same way that cast iron does. The cast iron allows you to pan-roast on your stove top because it circulates that heat. Glass lids do not do this.
Please tell me the dimensions (diameter & depth) of the pan? Thank you
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 12" x 5.5"; including handles and lid: 15.5" x 5.5"
Could this be used as a skillet?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: certainly... I've cooked chicken and pork chops in mine.
Is the lid made in France too?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Actual base dimension touching the cook top surface?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pan bottom that actually comes in contaCT with the stovetop is 9.25 inches- it's slighty raised, sort of a lip...if that helps.
Can the glass lid be put in the oven ?
Evey S on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Per the product features: Lid is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
What is the weight?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 8 lbs. 12 oz. w/ lid
6 lbs. 14 oz. w/o lid
Can someone tell me the difference between the le creuset buffet casserole and the le creuset braiser? Not sure which one I should purchase. Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's most likely a matter of preference. I have the le creuset buffet casserole and really like it. I like the glass lid as you can see into the dish without removing the lid. The braiser is nice, but I think less versatile. I don't have one but when considering, I realized that I would use the buffet casserole more frequently... but, again, it's really a matter of how you will use it and how often. I use my Le Creuset in a variety of ways...
Is the interior enamel white or cream colored?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The interior is cream colored. The product photo is a pretty good representation of the color.
is this braiser 12 inches across the top of the pan? without handles?
sabrina l on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sabrina....YES it is exactly 12 inches across WITHOUT the handles!!! Enjoy!!!
What is the measurement of the glass lid? Is the glass lid sold separately?
John Q on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lid is 12.5x2.5. It is not sold separately.
is it non stick?
A shopper on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Like most Le Creuset dishes, it's cast iron with an enamel interior that resists much sticking but it's technically not non-stick. I use it for everything from frying eggs to braising and sauteeing and I don't have issues with sticking. That being said, I wouldn't use it for scrambled eggs or anything delicate where a non-stick pan is a must.
is the bottom finished?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bottom of this Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid has the same finish and color as the rest of the item. I bought this in September of this year and it is my go to casserole dish. Love it and will probably purchase it in a different color.
Is this pan suitable for a frittata?
Marcia B on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I always start my frittata on the stove and then transfer it to the oven uncovered. I see no reason why this pan could not be used for making a frittata. Hope this helps. P.S. I used my pan for Thanksgiving and it worked for a colorful veggie dish.
Is this safe for a flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this casserole is safe on flat top glass stoves. This is what I have and it works like any Le Creuset pan. The only difference is that the glass lid has a lower temperature limit in oven than the regular Le Creuset pan or pot lid. I love mine! Hope this helps.
Can this be used to make risotto?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not... however, it IS a large flat surface... so it would be good for a large recipe of risotto. It might take more liquid because the surface is so large the rice wouldn't have enough time to absorb because of the quick evaporation... Le Creuset does have a "risotto pan" - I have that one and it makes lovely risotto.
Can I use this braiser in my oven broiler?
Margie J on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as the broiler temperature does not exceed 500°F, the pan will be fine. However the glass lid is only oven safe to 425°F.
Can I use metal utensils with this pan?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes
Needing to replace my stainless steel cookware, and I'm rethinking the way I cook. I normally use my stainless steel 3.5 qt saute to brown ground Turkey, sometimes I add squash and carrots, sweet potatoes and/or kale with some bone broth for some savory flavor. Basically I cook a lot of hash and stews in the saute. I'm also starting to dabble in curry or creamy coconut sauces. I've also used the same saute to poach salmon in lemon slices and white wine/water. Would this perfect pan work for this type of cooking or should I stick to stainless steel? I use my 3.5 at stainless frequently but it's more than 12 years old and I'm not sure it fits the cooking I do anymore. is there another Le creuset that may work?
Deniese H on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a great pan. I also have the Dutch oven for stews but use this braiser more often. It is perfect for browning and/or simmering and then can go right into the oven. It’s is thick and solid and does not scorch or burn easily.
What does it weigh?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A lot! It is cast iron underneath the coating so probably 5 lbs or so.
Is the le creuset 3 1/2 qt. buffet casserole broiler safe?
C A on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Perfectly safe. As with anything used in an oven, or on a stovetop, it gets hot, so use appropriate protection.
Does anyone own both the buffet casserole and the braiser? If so, which do you prefer and why?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: I have had both for several months and definitely prefer the casserole with the glass lid. While I still use both, I find myself reaching for the glass lid casserole more often because it is a bit lighter and it's more convenient to not be lifting the lid to check the status of a recipe.
How does the copper looking knob on the “morel” color lid hold up? If it’s stainless, why the copper look?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is stainless, not copper, as is the color. It has held up well. I love this product. I use it often. It looks brand new and I keep on my stovetop.
 

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