Le Creuset makes a variety of colors and the color pictured here is called "flame" which is supposed to represent the color of molten cast iron. It is their most popular color. Interestingly, Le Creuset continues to make real improvements to their cookware.
Difficult to get a good picture of the interior. It is smoother than a modern Lodge skillet, yet not a smooth as a hand poured cast iron piece from the 1940's. The interior is not actually cast iron, but black enamel. It never needs to be seasoned. It looks and feels like cast iron. It is one of the finest skillets UserX has ever used. It never sticks and clean up is very easy.
A brand new one of these will set you back about $150 in the year 2019. This would be considered a lifetime investment.
The enamel is very tough and can take a fair amount of abuse. Sometimes roasters are called casserole dishes. It is believed that a roaster would not come with a lid and a casserole dish would.
"Le Creuset" and "Made in France" are molded into the piece. The color is vibrant and has very few imperfections. Considered to be in very good condition.
They don't make this version anymore, but a brand new similar one will set you back about $250 in the year 2019. This would be considered a lifetime investment.
1992 Le Creuset 9 Inch Skillet and 5 Quart Roaster (casserole)
Weight : 3 lbs. 13.8 oz.
A collection of images from a vintage cast iron enameled skillet and roaster/casserole dish made sometime in the early 1990's. Both are expensive and truly incredible pieces of kitchenware from a company that happens to be in production today. The foundry uses standard sand casting methods. After hand finishing, items are sprayed with at least two coats of enamel. The enamel becomes resistant to damage during normal use. Currently, all Le Creuset cast iron cookware is still manufactured in the company's foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, where workers employ a 12 step finishing process implemented by 15 different pairs of hands to ensure that there are no flaws or imperfections in the final product.
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Skillet valued in the range of $30 - $40.
Roaster (casserole) dish valued in the range of $55 - $70.