What do numbers on bottom of Le Creuset mean?

The two-digit numbers on Le Creuset cookware indicate the diameter of the piece in centimeters, not including the handles. To find out the size of your cookware just flip it over. For example, if you see the number 22 at the bottom of the pan, then the diameter of the piece is 22 centimeters measured from the inside.

What are the numbers on bottom of Le Creuset?

The number on the bottom of the different types of Le Creuset cookware refers to the inside diameter of the oven/pan/braiser/skillet. If you need to check the size of your piece of cookware turn it over and check out the size of your Dutch oven.

How can I tell what size my Le Creuset is?

For many cookware companies, markings signify the company, the batch number, even the location where the piece was made. Le Creuset markings, on the other hand, tell you the size of your piece. When you turn your piece over, you’ll find a number on the bottom. That number tells you the diameter in centimeters.

How do I know if my Le Creuset is signature or classic?

The Signature phenolic knobs are oven-safe up to 480°F, while the Classic knobs are oven-safe up to 390°F. Wondering how to tell the difference between the two phenolic knobs? The Classic knobs have our name AND logo mark, while the Signature knobs just say Le Creuset.

What does 26 mean on Le Creuset?

That number tells you the inside diameter of the pan in centimeters (see example below): Le Creuset #22. Le Creuset #24. Le Creuset #26. Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven.

How can you spot a fake Le Creuset?

Check the rim of the Le Creuset pot where you place the lid. Fake ovens, pots, and pans will have underlying cast iron showing through. Le Creuset stamps its brand name, as well as size identifying letters, and numbers on the bottom of cookware pieces/lids. In some cases, it raises the sunken lettering in the ceramic.

How old is vintage Le Creuset?

Once they created a working prototype in 1925, Le Creuset was born. The pair went on to establish a foundry in the village of Fresnoy-le-Grand, about two hours north of Paris.

What is the most popular Le Creuset size?

5 1/2 quart

Best-selling Dutch oven size



Well, it is no secret that our 5 1/2 quart Round Dutch Oven and 6 3/4 quart Oval Dutch Oven are Le Creuset’s most popular sizes for a reason. These two sizes offer the most flexibility for most people, with the ability to scale up or down to accommodate whatever you are cooking.

What does the number on a Dutch oven mean?

The top number is how many coals you need to place on the lid. The bottom number is how many coals you need to place underneath the camp dutch oven.

What size is #18 Le Creuset?

Le Creuset Saucepan sizes

Le Creuset #16 1.25 Quarts 1.2 Liters
Le Creuset #18 2 Quarts 1.8 Liters
Le Creuset #20 2.75 Quarts 2.5 Liters
Le Creuset #22 2.5 Quarts 2.3 Liters


What does 30 mean on Le Creuset Dutch oven?

Le Creuset Dutch oven sizes

Number Letter Liter size
26 F 5.3
28 G 6.7
30 H 8.4
34 I 12.4

What do the numbers mean on cast iron cookware?

The number on the handle



Skillets today are sold by diameter across the top – 10-inch, 12-inch, and so on. There is a reason for the stamped numbers that do refer to size, but by much different measurements. Originally, cast iron was made to fit wood stoves that were commonly used for cooking in the 1800s and 1900s.

What does 18 mean on Le Creuset?

What do the numbers and letters molded into pieces of Le Creuset mean? The two-digit number signifies the item’s diameter or long dimension, without handles, in centimeters. Round Oven. 16 or A = 1.3L = 1.5 qt. 18 or B = 1.8L = 2 qt.