See Le Creuset's new Azure range - and where to buy high street dupes
Le Creuset have added a new colour to their line-up, now available on their signature cast iron casserole pots, skillet pans, mugs and more
Le Creuset has added a brand new colour to its cookware range: Azure, a brilliant blue which is now available across the French brand's iconic cast iron casseroles, pans, bakeware and kitchen accessories.
Founded in 1925, Le Creuset's first pans were enamelled in Volcanic, a deep orange hue inspired by molten cast iron, and still one of the company's signature shades. It now offers products in around 100 colours, with availability varying between countries.
Azure is the latest addition to the brand's rainbow in the UK since the October 2022 release of Rhone - a deep plum-red modelled after Côtes du Rhône wine - and the new colour takes its own inspiration from the glittering blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Simultaneously grounding and uplifting, Azure is a joyful, timeless shade which is sure to catch the eye wherever it's displayed in your kitchen.
You can buy now Azure versions of Le Creuset's famous cast iron cookware, including its Signature casseroles, as well as dishes, roasters, skillets and soup pots.
Explore the new Azure range in Le Creuset stores, or online at lecreuset.com, and read on to see the highlights of the collection - plus, we've included a few affordable Le Creuset dupes at the end to help you find similar look on a budget!
Le Creuset Azure - our favourites from the range
Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole, 5.3l
The ultimate Le Creuset statement piece, their classic cast iron casserole pots are not only visually arrested, but also an uber-versatile addition to your cookware that can be used in the oven, on all kinds of hob and even under the grill, and then brought to the table as a gorgeous serving dish. Currently priced at £315, this 5.3l signature casserole in Azure is a significant investment, but once it's yours, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Cast Iron Shallow Casserole
Measuring 26cm across and with a capacity of 2.2l, Le Creuset's shallow casseroles can do everything its taller cousin does, but the wide and low shape makes it particularly adept for oven-roasting, braising, and sautéing.
Cast Iron Round Skillet
Le Creuset's Azure skillet pan is coated with black enamel which develops a patina over time for extra-delicious browning, searing and crisping. Although its primary purpose is as a sauté pan, the cast iron construction means it can also be used in the oven or under the grill. Available in 20cm (£105) or 23cm (£155) diameter.
A traditional stove-top kettle is the perfect addition to your kitchen if you're partial to a charming cottagecore aesthetic. Le Creuset's Azure kettle can hold up to 2.1l and is made from light but sturdy enamelled steel suitable for use on all kinds of hob, with a heat-resistant handle for safe pouring.
Stoneware Small Utensil Jar
We love the striking ombré Azure glaze on this stoneware utensil jar. At 14.8 x 12.2 x 12.2cm, it's the perfect size for holding mid-size everyday kitchen accessories like spatulas and wooden spoons, while still compact enough that smaller items like a lemon squeezer or garlic press won't get lost inside.
Stoneware Butter Dish
Guaranteed to be the star of the breakfast table, this cute Azure butter dish is made of durable glazed stoneware, meaning you can safely give it a quick blast in the microwave to soften up your butter, or pop it in the fridge on a hot day.
With their distinctive shape, Le Creuset's stoneware mugs are one of the brand's signature pieces. Perfectly sized for a generous cup of tea or coffee, they are also dishwasher and microwave safe.
Why not build up a collection of your favourite colours - nothing looks more impressive on a kitchen shelf than a rainbow array of Le Creuset mugs!
Stoneware Heritage Rectangular Dish
You can roast or bake your signature dish and serve it up to your lucky guests, all in this 32cm oven-to-table stoneware dish. And the journey doesn't end there, either - it's dishwasher-safe, too! The scallop handles are a lovely detail, ensuring you can get a good grip on the dish even in oven gloves.
Le Creuset's Azure dupes: five affordable alternatives
nuovva 4.7l Cast Iron Casserole Pot
Smith-Style 3.5l Cast Iron Pot
Aldi Blue Cast Iron Roaster
Aldi Blue Cast Iron Rectangular Tray
MasterPro 25cm Cast Iron Non-Stick Skillet Frying Pan