Le Creuset sizes by letter. What does this mean? I am asked this question constantly. So, as there was no concise chart that was easy to access or read all in place I compiled a chart of the sizes by letter as well as their corresponding Le Creuset number.
What is the Letter on Le Creuset? The letter embedded on the cookware is there to match the correct lid to the right cooking pot, pan, braiser, skillet, or Dutch oven. Le Creuset size charts by letter and number are outlined below.
Read on and I will explain what the letters and numbers which are stamped on the inside of the lid and on the bottom of Le Creuset Dutch ovens, pots, pans, braisers, and skillets and their respective lids represent.
The attention to detail by the Le Creuset brand is second to none. This wonderful company has actually embedded the size of the cookware on the bottom of its various pans, pots, Dutch ovens, braisers, skillets, and the lids of these cooking appliances.
If you have landed on this page by accident you can see a Le Creuset Dutch oven just like the one I own in FLAME by clicking here.
What Size Is My Le Creuset?
The number on the bottom of the different types of Le Creuset cookware refers to the inside diameter of the oven/pan/braiser/skillet.
If you need to check the size of your piece of cookware turn it over and check out the size of your Dutch oven. Then all you have to do is compare it to the Dutch oven size chart below and you will have your answer.
What Is the Letter on Le Creuset?
The letter embedded on the cookware is there so you can match the correct lid to the right cooking pot, pan, braiser, skillet, or Dutch oven.
The idea is to be able to match your cookware with a letter on each corresponding piece of cookware and its lid of the same shape and size was effective. Until the company changed the sizes of ovens and pans.
Unfortunately, they still stamped the letter on the cookware which was previously used for the older pieces of cookware. Therefore, not all “B” lids will fit all the letter “B” pots.
You will note in the charts below that some of the Le Creuset pots and pans do not have a letter at all. Searching for the absolute correct corresponding markings turned up what I have charted below.
What Do the Numbers on the bottom of Le Creuset Mean?
The number on the underside of Le Creuset pieces of cookware indicates the diameter in centimeters of the piece. Le Creuset sizes by number are used the same as Le Creuset sizes by letter.
The pieces are interchangeable – you just need to match the sizes and numbers to get the correct fit. See the tables below…
Where can you find the numbers?
The numbers can be found on the base and underside of the lids of your Le Creuset cookware. Le Creuset founded their first French Oven in 1925 and over the years have had many designers and product additions.
As well as the purchase of another major competitor “Les Hauts Fourneaux de Cousances” in 1957. So it is no wonder the markings of the cookware over the past 93 years have become somewhat confusing to Le Creuset cookware owners.
What Size Is My Le Creuset
Below are the Le Creuset sizes by letter and number set out in separate tables for each type of Le Creuset’s cast-iron cookware.
Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven Size Chart
LeCreuset’s signature Dutch oven is the round Dutch oven. The signature Dutch is available in the most sizes and colors of their Dutch oven range.
Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven Size Chart
Oval Dutch ovens allow for a different type of Dutch oven food preparation altogether. You are able to cook for large numbers and also fit large cuts of meat or meat on the bone along with accompaniments easier than in a round Dutch oven. Le Creuset steps up with a large range of oval Dutch ovens in various sizes and their great color range.
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Le Creuset Cast Iron Mini Casserole (Oval)
Le Creuset Shallow Oven/Braiser
Le Creuset Heart Oven
Le Creuset Round Wide Dutch Oven
Le Creuset Deep Covered Skillet
Le Creuset Saucier
Le Creuset Soup Pot/Marmite
Le Creuset Sauce Pan
Le Creuset Iron Handle Skillet
|Number||Size and Type|
|27||10.6 Deep Skillet|
Le Creuset Skillets/Grills/Roasters (multiply centimeters by 0.394 to get the length in inches)
16, 23, 26, 27 (deep) cm x .394 = inches
30, 34, 40 (oval) cm x .394 = inches
Le Creuset Cookware Sizes by Letter – Download
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Le Creuset Brand – The Facts…
What Does Le Creuset Mean?
“Le Creuset” (French pronunciation: [lə kʁøze], meaning “the crucible”) Read more at Wikipedia…
Where is Le Creuset made?
The Le Creuset brand of cookware is made in France. Since the early 1920’s Le Creuset has been lovingly casting iron with the very best materials available to them. This is why they are a premium brand. It has always been said to choose your Le Creuset carefully because with care over the years it will become a family heirloom.
Le Creuset has diversified throughout the years by not only continuing to cast iron and enamel it, but they have also moved into applying their quality manufacturing techniques to other materials. Such as silicone, stainless steel, stoneware, and ceramics.
Being able to apply their quality workmanship to other materials has allowed them to produce many other cooking appliances, utensils, and many other homeware pieces to support them. These include fondue-sets, tagines, plates, cups, and mugs – just to name a few.