1/2-quart rectangular dish made of high-fired stoneware Non-porous enamel finish; resists odors, staining, chipping, and cracking Sure-grip side handles facilitate a steady hold during transport Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe up to 500 degrees F Measures approximately 7 by 5 by 1-1/2 inches Le Creuset Bakeware: Le Creuset Stoneware 7-by-5-Inch Rectangular Dish, Cherry From indulgent desserts and hearty casseroles to freshly baked breads and more, Le Creuset's assortment of quality bakeware ensures perfect results from the oven every time. Le Creuset stoneware dishes are versatile, multi-purpose designs that offer all the even-heating benefits of stoneware in a variety of shapes and capacities to fit nearly any baking, roasting or broiling recipe. Each dish features grooved handles for a sure grip, plus Le Creuset's glazed interior that protects against utensil damage, staining and odor absorption � making each dependable piece of stoneware easy to use and easy to count on. High-quality exterior enamel protects against metal marks and other damageHard-wearing, impermeable finish fired at temperatures as high as 2192 degrees F is safe for cutting on with knivesUnmatched thermal resistance from -65 degrees F to 500 degrees F � safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasherLess than 1% porosity, blocking moisture absorption which can lead to cracking, crazing and rippling along the interiorUnique clay mixture that creates a very dense material when fired, maintaining even temperatures and preventing scorchingResistant to staining and flavor/odor absorptionA perfectly color-matched palette of bold, consistent tones for easy mixing and matching with other Le Creuset products Introduction All items in the Le Creuset stoneware range are original designs and have been hand-crafted, making each piece unique. Due to this uniqueness, there may be slight variations from piece to piece. Le Creuset Stoneware is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler. The maximum oven-safe temperature is 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C. The enameled surface is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The enamel is completely hygienic and will not absorb odors or flavors. Le Creuset Stoneware is extremely strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking. The handles, knobs and rims have been designed for a secure, easy-to-hold grip. Cleaning and Care DO NOT use any Stoneware piece on the stovetop or any other direct heat source. OVEN: Maximum oven-safe temperature is 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C. Use oven mitts for lifting at all times. BROILER: When using under a broiler allow a gap of no less than 2-1/2 inches between the rim of the dish and the heat source. MICROWAVE: Handles may become hot during prolonged microwave use, especially if the handles are enclosed with plastic wrap. Cover just the open top of the dish, leaving the handles exposed. FREEZER-TO-OVEN USE: Do not place a frozen dish of food in a preheated oven. Place the frozen dish in a cold oven and set the temperature, allowing the dish and oven to heat together. Before serving always check that the center of the food is completely and uniformly hot. CLEANING: Before the first use, wash the dish in hot, soapy water, and rinse and dry thoroughly. For most day-to-day cleaning, cool the dish for a few minutes before washing and drying, or wash in the dishwasher, allowing the full cycle to complete. Never leave a dish fully immersed in water. For removal of stubborn residues allow the dish to cool, fill with warm, soapy water and allow it to soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash in the usual way using a plastic brush or scouring pad if necessary. Cream Catalana Colored to match Le Creuset's renowned enameled cast-iron cookware, this 7-by-5-inch, heavy stoneware dish is versatile in the kitchen and pretty in the dining room. It's freezer- , broiler- , microwave- , and oven-safe (to 500 degrees F), perfect for sticking under the broiler to brown gratins and for baking small casseroles and cobblers. It can also be used for serving dips, candies, and nuts, and handles on the ends make it secure to pass around and lift from the oven. Appealingly rustic, the dish resists chipping and staining, won't absorb odors or flavors, can be used with acidic foods, and is dishwasher-safe. It carries a lifetime warranty against defects. --Fred Brack
For most of my life I have cooked for the multitudes. Then a couple of years ago I began living alone for the first time ever (you can't really count living in a college dorm or weeks alone as a military wife) and found that cooking for just me was definitely a learning experience! One of the first things that I acquired in my quest was one of these Le Creuset Stoneware 7-by-5-Inch Rectangular Dishes, in Cherry, followed by several more in other colors. In fact,..