Le Creuset’s Ingenious Double-Duty Baking Dish Will Be Your Go-To for Fall Cooking — and It’s on Sale!

updated Sep 28, 2020
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Considering how much I cook and bake, I’m seriously lacking in storage space for all of my cookware and appliances. That’s why I almost make a sport out of investing only in pieces that multitask, thus earning them a coveted spot in a drawer or on a shelf. The classic baking dish is a perfect example, but, believe it or not, Le Creuset has found a way to take this already super-versatile item to the next level. Case in point: their gorgeous lidded baking dish that has one very unique feature. Rather than a domed shape, the dish’s lid is flat, thus allowing it to do double-duty as a platter! It sort of makes you wonder why no one thought of this sooner. The best part? It’s currently on sale for $85 (normally $110), just in time for all the cozy cold-weather baking and roasting ahead!

Both the platter and dish are made from Le Creuset’s durable stoneware, which stands up to chips and scratches, and even resists thermal shock (it can go from the fridge to the oven without cracking). The dishwasher-safe design makes cleanup super easy, even for your messiest recipes.

Depending on what you’re preparing, you can use the two pieces together or alone. The dish measures roughly 9 by 15 inches, making it perfect for your deepest, cheesiest lasagnas, brownies, braises, and enchiladas. If you’ve got leftovers, you can cover it with the lid and pop it right into the fridge, no need for plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plus, because it’s made of sturdy ceramic, you can stack other items directly on top of the dish — yet another space-saving success!

The dish can also be used for marinating meats or veggies for grilling, and once your food is ready, use the lid to plate and serve the finished product. Not baking anything but need a beautiful platter for presenting cookies or sandwiches? You’re covered there, too!

“The baking dish is my new go-to baking dish,” said one happy customer. “The dual purpose platter lid is a real bonus. I’m surprised how often I’ve used the platter.”

You can make it your go-to as well! Select colors are sold out, but there are some really fun options remaining, whether you want to match your cookware collection, or add an unexpected pop of color to your dining table!

Buy: Rectangular Dish with Platter Lid, $85 (normally $110)