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Le Creuset: Size Guide

When we think of Le Creuset, we think timeless, iconic and reliable. The perfect wedding present, this brand has been loved for generations as a wedding present that will truly stand the test of time. Thanks to a lifetime guarantee, this is a present to be loved and cherished forever, so, it's important to choose the right size and design to suit you. Read our handy guide on sizes and styles, curated by our expert Wedding List Advisors.

A common question for our advisors in showroom appointments is “what size Le Creuset casserole dish should we get?”

So, we’ve pulled together a handy guide to help you choose the best size casserole dish for you. (If you're reading this and already have one and don't know what size you have, there will be a number in the lid.)

Explore our full collection of Le Creuset in our online showroom, where we have every colour and every size available for your wedding list. 

Round Casserole

The classic casserole from Le Creuset is a diverse essential for the kitchen. Perfect for cooking an array of recipes. They are renowned for one pot dishes like soups, stews, casseroles and slow cooked meat dishes and even bake breads. Head to the Le Creuset Recipe section for some ideas. 

Our recommendation for sizes of this iconic casserole dish depends on how you intend to use them. Most couples love to use these for batch cooking, either for a big dinner party or for multiple meals to last the week. If this is you, we would recommend any size from 24cm upwards (24cm, 26cm, 28cm and 30cm). 

If you're looking to cook smaller amounts, or side dishes where portions may be smaller, then 18cm, 22cm or 24cm would be advisable. 

If you're considering more than one casserole dish for your wedding list, but you're worried about storing them, round casseroles are ideal for stacking. Simply flip the lids to stack on top of each other. (The lids can also be used as a perfect pizza base when cooking pizzas in the oven.)

One our absolute favourites, we reach for our round casserole dishes time and time again. We couldn't recommend them highly enough. 

Round Casserole, Cast Iron, Cerise, 18cm
Le Creuset
£99.00
Round Casserole, Cast Iron, Rosemary, 20cm
Le Creuset
£195.00
Round Casserole, Cast Iron, Coastal Blue, 20cm
Le Creuset
£195.00
Round Casserole, Cast Iron, Satin Black, 22cm
Le Creuset
£220.00
Round Casserole, Signature, Shell Pink, 24cm
Le Creuset
£240.00
Round Casserole, Signature, Cast Iron, Cotton, 26cm
Le Creuset
£260.00
Round Casserole, Cast Iron, Deep Teal, 28cm
Le Creuset
£290.00
Round Casserole, Signature, Cast Iron, Volcanic, 30cm
Le Creuset
£325.00

Shallow Casserole

The flat shape of the shallow sides make these casserole dishes perfect for browning meat and vegetables, simmering casseroles, stir frys, sweet or savory pies and our favourite, risottos. This shape is available in two sizes: 26cm and 30cm.

The 26cm serves around two to four people, and can hold 2 litres.

The 30cm shallow casserole serves around four to six people, and can hold 3.2 litres.

Shallow Casserole, Signature, Cast Iron, Teal, 26cm
Le Creuset
£210.00
Shallow Casserole, Signature, Meringue, 26cm
Le Creuset
£210.00
Shallow Casserole, Cast Iron, Rosemary, 30cm
Le Creuset
£240.00
Shallow Casserole, Signature, Deep Teal, 30cm
Le Creuset
£240.00

Oval Casserole

As versatile as the round casserole, the oval casserole is perfect for longer cuts of meat. Large enough to roast a whole leg of lamb and narrow enough to leave extra space in the oven for the trimmings. Try a whole chicken, or a joint of pork, lamb or beef. 

Available in 4 sizes: 25cm, 27cm, 29cm and 31cm. For those that like to cook large meals for big groups, we recommend considering 29cm and 31cm. 

Oval Casserole, Signature, Cast Iron, Teal, 25cm
Le Creuset
£210.00
Oval Casserole, Cast Iron, Coastal Blue, 27cm
Le Creuset
£230.00
Oval Casserole, Cast Iron, Rosemary, 29cm
Le Creuset
£260.00
Oval Casserole, Signature, Meringue, 29cm
Le Creuset
£260.00

ADVICE FROM OUR WEDDING LIST ADVISORS

" I would recommend a 27cm oval casserole. It is big enough to fit and roast a whole chicken, but also a decent size to do a big curry or casserole for a dinner party of up to 8/10 guests. I would also suggest to couples to get a smaller 22cm round casserole for day-to-day use if you are just cooking for the two of you."

Lucy

"I recommend picking two sizes, and basing the sizes around how many you would realistically cook for. I often point my couples towards the 22cm and the 26cm sizes as a pair. They are a useful combination; 22cm is good for every day/small dinners and 26cm is great if you are having a dinner party or would like to make a bigger batch.

The 28cm/30cm are great options if you cook for larger groups on a regular basis, but it is also worth taking into account that they are heavy especially when they are full."

Emily