Winter tends to become harder to endure as the months go on. The cold seems to always get colder, the nights darker, and all anyone ever wants to do is confine themselves under a fuzzy blanket at home with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa in hand.
But with spring fully sprung, premier French cookware manufacturer Le Creuset has released some fresh, colorful products that'll make it easier to put winter behind us.
Nothing says spring like a flower's bloom, which is why these cocottes are a great way to bring a springtime feel to your kitchen. Sticking to Le Creuset's renowned cast-iron build, the large floral-inspired cocotte works best for cooking tasks like slow cooking and braising, while its miniature 8-oz counterparts are best suited for serving toppings or smaller portions. Plus, the flower-shaped knobs are too adorable to pass up.
Le Creuset's main headquarters might be located in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, but the Sakura Round Dutch Oven pays homage to the company's strong, 25-year presence in Japan. Cherry blossoms, the symbol for spring in Japan, are featured along the 7.75-inch diameter of the piece, along with a gold stainless steel knob that allows you to lift the lid without injury. With the same signature cast iron body as the cocottes, this durable Dutch oven retains heat incredibly, cooks evenly throughout and is ideal for large portions.
The Fleur Collection is so aesthetically pleasing to the eye that we had to make mention of every single piece available. The set includes a saucier, two cocottes, a casserole pot, a French press and a mug, all made from Le Creuset's stoneware material and embellished with beautiful yet subtle designs. The stoneware is built for intense heating and cooling and can be used when baking quiches, pies, cakes and other delectable treats. The versatile collection is also stain and odor resistant, so you can safely store foods away for later.
If you've ever had a tough time picking your next kitchen accessory, Le Creuset may have just made your selection process a no-brainer.