Giveaway Pool Friday: Le Creuset Forged Hard-Anodized Cookware Review & Giveaway!

Taking a dive in the Giveaway Pool this Friday!  Giveaway Pool Fridayswill feature an amazing review or giveaway and provide you with a way to share some linky love your way by promoting your own giveaways on Blessings Abound! Please leave your links in this format: Blog name (prize information- ending date) and link to the actual giveaway and not your homepage.

Today’s hot giveaway is:

Le Creuset

Meet the Company:

In 1924, two Belgian industrialists, Armand Desaegher (a casting specialist) and Octave Aubecq (an enameling specialist), met at the Brussels Fair.  They decided to create a foundry which would enamel various cookware items.  In 1925, Le Creuset was born and setup business in Fresnoy le Grand in Northern France, approximately 120 miles northeast of Paris, set among rolling hills and arable landscapes.  This move was a strategic one for the company, putting it at the crossroads of transportation routes for the raw materials of coke, iron, and sand.  The same year, the first Cocotte (French Oven) was produced.  This shape and indeed the name was the pivot of what is now an extensive range of cookware.

From 1935 to 1945, Le Creuset began to develop its product ranges:  cookers, charcoal stoves, hot plates for electric cookers, and kitchen utensils… as well as a commercial strategy.  A first publicity campaign on the radio and in the press was launched to promote the quality of enameled cast iron cookware.  However, the onset of war brought troubled times, and the foundry was used by the Wehrmacht to make grenades.

A new start was seen from 1945 to 1955.  After the 2nd World War, contrary to its competitors, Le Creuset concentrated on its range of enameled cast iron cookware and was a major innovator of the time with new and exciting styles and pieces.  Originality was shown in the creation of various enamel colors.  In 1952, export to other countries really began, 50% was destined for Europe and 50% for the United States.  In 1974, Le Creuset took a further leap into the USA and setup a subsidiary, Le Creuset of America, Inc., in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Over the years, numerous innovations have been seen in product designs and colors.  Today, Le Creuset is now sold in more than 60 countries around the world including the US, UK, Japan and Australia.

Through the Mom Trials: It seems as if your cookware line isn’t complete without at least one good nonstick fry pan!  I recently had the opportunity to try out Le Creuset’s new line of Forged Hard-Anodized Cookwareand let me tell you, this 12 inch fry pan is beyond good, it’s incredible!  Cooking sticky foods that normally get gunked onto pans is a dream in this pan!  It evenly cooks and browns food perfectly and is ideal for one pan meals, deep frying, sauteing, and pan-frying.

Cooking up omelets is made effortless in the Le Creuset Deep Fry Pan!  The omelet doesn’t stick to the pan and cleaning up is a snap!  Deep frying and sauteing couldn’t be better with the deep side walls and slightly narrower cooking surface and helps to keep the hot oil from escaping the deep fry pan.  The large cooking space makes it convenient for one pan meals, leaving less pans to clean after cooking is done.  The glass lid fits the pan nicely ensuring even cooking and keeps food warm until it’s mealtime!

These pans are sturdy and well made and will surely last a lifetime.   You can use metal utensils with this cookware and it won’t hurt the fry pan one bit!  You can also stick these pans in an oven safely up to 500°F and their glass lids are oven safe to 325°F. Regular nonstick pans can’t even match the performance of this amazing pan!  I have never been so impressed by a pan that is so versatile and quality crafted and if I had to choose only one pan to cook all my meals in, this would be the one and the deep fry pan and glass lid set is well worth the $170 price tag!

Giveaway Time: A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a Le Creuset 12 inch deep Fry Pan with Glass lidfrom their new Forged Hard-Anodized Cookware Line (arv $170)!  All you have to do in order to be qualified to win is to visit Le Creuset and pick out another piece of you’d Le Creuset Cookware love to own!

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