Le Creuset is synonymous with their kitchenware, producing quality items which are designed to really stand the test of time.
Whether you have other products from the range which you want this to match, or just love the idea of a long-lasting cafetière and having something a bit different, there are so many reasons why it is a perfect choice.
Firstly, it is incredibly strong and durable. Despite being made from clay, the enamelling means it will resist getting chipped, damaged, or scratched with little knocks. It also won’t absorb either colouring or flavouring, so you have a clean, hygienic and fresh-tasting brew each and every time.
It isn’t insulated, like the majority of other cafetières, so heat only lasts about 15 minutes. Stoneware does stay warmer than glass or metal in general, however. Purchasing a cosy to fit over the top of it could help with this if it is a problem.
As it is stoneware, it isn’t completely resistant to breaking. It will smash if it is dropped onto a hard surface, or falls over on the bench. The handle is also quite hard to grip, as it is very thin and curved like a mug handle. We found it a bit difficult to lift and pour when it was completely full, so its capability to make four mugs may have to be adjusted for anyone who finds it hard to control.
The colour choices available are some of the strongest, though. The Almond, Satin Black, Teal, Cerise, Volcanic (orange) and Marseille Blue all look brilliant, and would really add something to any kitchen. If you do go for this choice, make full use of the 5-year guarantee.