Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Intlwoman Cast Iron Grill at Its Finest
Full disclosure, I am a Le Creuset afficionado and own several pieces.
This is my second grill pan from Le Creuset and it does what it's supposed to do. Closest to it and less expensive is the cast iron from Lodge, but if you want the brand name, this is the way to go.
What makes this different from the All-Clad, that I also own, are the depth of the ridges; they keep the juices and fat away from the food so that you truly get a wonderful sear. The pan heats up very quickly and holds the heat, so that if you want that rare steak, you won't have to wait long. In addition, I use mine for other meats, poultry, vegetables and fish, but be careful with the latter because this grill pan does get hot!
Clean up, I soak mine in hot water, and yes, I use soap, and a "Scrub Daddy." Le Creuset is heavy; you can lift it with one arm but unlike my old grill pan, this one has the extra handle. Because of its weight, it may not be for everyone. However, I put this pan and all of Le Creuset in the category of 'you get what you pay for.' One of those pans you'll use and use if you enjoy grilled foods.
Rated 3 out of 5 by mrr Cooks great, but can be challenging to clean
This was my first Le Creuset purchase. I knew it was cast iron, but I was surprised at how heavy this not-really-large pan is. This line of cookware gets so much hype that I thought it must be truly fabulous in some way other cookware is not. It does a great job grilling meat, but what a real bear to clean. I scrub and scrub and wind up leaving the pan soaking for hours to get the cooked on food off the raised surfaces and between them. I thought it would be so much easier to clean than it is. I did want to get one of the Dutch ovens from this line, but now I'm having second thoughts. I have other pans that cook as well as this pan and clean up a lot easier. I'm glad I bought this pan first instead of spending hundreds more on one of the other pans only to question whether it is worth the extra cost. Maybe not.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mzmarie Such a great pan
I luv cooking with this pan, just the right size for me, great for burgers, steaks, chicken, cooks well and clean up easy. Not as heavy as it looks. LeCreuset you can't go wrong, great grill marks if you can't get out to grill. Live in an apartment no grills allowed so this is the next best thing...Thank You Qvc for easy pay & finally a LeCreuset Pan!!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by xkini08 Great Grill Marks
I used my new pan for the first time tonight for two thick pork chops. The grill marks were very nice. I had a hard time getting the grooves clean as I washed it by hand with a dishcloth. I don't feel it is clean enough as I keep getting dark marks on my dish towel as I dry it. I think I'll stick to the enamel coating rather than the nonstick black coated pans. It's OK but I prefer my white coated pans, also Le Creuset.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyPindy Used for Salmon / Bad Presentation
I used this pan for heartier fish including salmon and they come out great. Use a 3 or 4 on the stove to grill fish. Very flavorful. I hardly use any spices. I soak to clean if things don't easily come off. I looked at the cleaning instructions online at the Q. I called Le Creuset to see how high the heat should be for grilling Salmon. I thought Dave did a poor job with this presentation and others because all he does is focus on eating meat or some other greasy meal and the camera zooms in on him when he does this, which I find unappealing, and then he goes on about the box; rather then talk about other food options like seafood or other non meat recipes for presentation -- and how to clean the cookware. I should have gotten all this from the presentation. It would also be nice if they had more presentations for people that don't eat meat and how to use the cookware.
Rated 5 out of 5 by whatyaneed Love it!!!
This is my go to grill pan now over my electric grill unit. Easy clean up above all loved the price.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lindasusan2 It's Beautiful
I purchased it in Soleil to match my other Le Creuset pieces. Like the others, I love it, of course. Even heating, wonderful heat retention and it's Le Creuset, after all! Also washes up like a dream. (I put it in the dishwasher with no problems).
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momma_Dx Best grill pan!!!
I bought this grill pan in Marsielle but after using the pan, I grabbed another one in Flame! It gets too hot to grill outside here in Florida and these cast iron grills are just perfect for indoor grilling! They both arrived in great condition! I will buy the red one if it becomes available! Thanks QVC!