You can use an enameled cast iron Dutch oven on the stovetop (whether it’s electric, gas, or induction), oven, or grill. It even works on coal- or wood-powered ovens.
In this way, can you put a cast iron Dutch oven in the oven?
Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens
Use it to broil, braise, bake, or roast in the oven up to 500° F, and sauté, simmer, or fry on any stovetop.
Moreover, can you use Le Creuset on induction cooktop?
Le Creuset cast iron cookware can be used on all heat sources including gas, electric solid plate or radiant ring, vitro-ceramic glass, induction, and ovens fired by gas, oil, coal or wood.
Can you use paper towel on induction cooktop?
You can use paper towels to wipe an induction hob, but you don’t need one to protect the cooktop during cooking. Induction hobs are designed to be used. No manufacturer would create an induction hob that couldn’t cope with spills and would need a piece of paper to protect the glass.
Fully clad cookware brands, such as All-Clad, Demeyere, Hammer Stahl, Hestan Nanobond, Le Creuset and Zwilling work on induction cooktops because they’re magnetic. Cast Iron cookware also works on induction, like Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron & Staub Enameled Cast Iron.
Yes, Le Creuset is safe for use on the majority of cooktops, including induction. All Le Creuset cast iron, stainless steel, and toughened non-stick cookware lines are compatible with induction cooktops.
Since induction burners rely on a magnetic field to generate heat, they’ll only work with cookware that’s made of ferrous metals (that is, metals that contain iron). Cast iron and most stainless steel pans work well on induction, but copper or aluminum won’t, unless it’s been specially built to work with induction.
Ceramic-clad and enameled pots and pans, like Le Creuset cookware, work with induction stovetops because hidden within the ceramic layer is an iron pan, which is magnetic.
Disadvantages of Induction Cooking
The prices for induction have come down, but this cooking method is still more expensive than low-end gas appliances. Additionally, there may be an added expense if you need to invest in new cookware.
Induction tops typically will not heat copper or aluminum vessels because the magnetic field cannot produce a concentrated current, but cast iron, enameled, carbon steel and stainless steel pans will usually work. Any vessel can be used if placed on a suitable metal disk which functions as a conventional hotplate.
Cast iron cookware often has rough bumps or scratches. If these are on the bottom of the pans they can easily cause scratching on a glass induction cooktop and disrupt the induction process itself.
Cast iron, enameled cast iron, and many types of stainless-steel cookware are all induction compatible.