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Ina Garten's favorite Le Creuset cookware is on sale for up to 50% off

Ina Garten often uses Le Creuset when cooking her delicious recipes. Score this versatile cookware for yourself. (Photo: Food Network)
Whipping up a stew, roast or cassoulet? Make it Le Crueset! Make like the Contessa and score this versatile cookware for yourself. (Photo: Food Network)

Fans of Le Creuset are die-hard, and the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten, is no exception. Dutch ovens in classic neutrals have been spotted on her Instagram feed. And she puts her mouth where her money is: When asked for a recommendation on barefootcontessa.com, she advised a fan, "I use the Le Creuset #26 Dutch oven more often than everything else. It's great for soups, stews and braising." She also touts the overall brand on her site.

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If you've not yet used this iconic brand at home, now is your chance to see why celebrity chefs, including icons like Julia Child (a fan of the Flame colorway, FYI), make this cookware their go-to. Why now? Because right now the Le Creuset sale has some of its culinary all-stars up to 50% off. Not sure where to start? We've highlighted some key pieces that you'll make constant use of for years on end. Plus, they are offering free shipping with your first order. Trust us: Sales like this don't last, so get a great deal now on this heirloom cookware in one of their beautiful colorways (I'm a Caribbean girl, myself). Let's get cooking....

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Le Creuset Classic Oval Dutch Oven

$265$400Save $135
This enamel coated pot is perfect for slow-cooking, braising and roasting. Bonus: Its oval shape is adaptable for larger cuts of meat (leg of lamb, anyone?).
$265 at Le Creuset

Let's start with that most iconic of all Le Creuset pieces: the Dutch Oven. The cast iron of this classic oval number allows it to go from stovetop to oven. (Even the plastic knob is oven safe up to 375 degrees.) Who needs an extra appliance when this time honored slow-cooker will do? Shown in the Marseille colorway.

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Le Creuset Classic Skillet

$120$175Save $55
Sear, saute, fry or make a mean omelette in this classic skillet. Compatible with all cooktops and the oven, up to 500 degrees.
$120 at Le Creuset

Shown in this stunning Chambray color, this does-it-all skillet is as easy on the eyes as it is to clean. No need to season this pan, and it can go right in the dishwasher. Plus, it's the lightest-weight cast iron by quart on the market, so you can flip that pancake like a fancy chef.

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Le Creuset Oblong Skillet Grill

$126$210Save $84
An ergonomic handle gives you a strong and steady grip, helping you, and your vittles, stay balanced when lifting it.
$126 at Le Creuset

Pretty as a picture, in Hibiscus, this pan will cook up those steaks, fish and chicken right on the stove, but with the same great taste as your outdoor grill. High edges prevent fat and juices from escaping while cooking, while making it easy to skim and save that jus for gravy with the convenient spouts on both sides.

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Le Creuset Heritage Square Baking Dishes, Set of 2

$58$75Save $17
This useful set includes one 5" dish (18 oz.) and one 8" dish (2 qt.) so you can create the perfect casserole, quiche or your favorite baked goods.
$58 at Le Creuset

These versatile baking dishes go from freezer to oven to table (not to mention the microwave, broiler and dishwasher). Got metal utensils? Don't worry, these are scratch-resistant. The enamel is easy to clean, sparing you any stuck-on food residue. This rich Agave colorway will elevate your table.

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Le Creuset Mini Cocottes Set with Cookbook

$105$144Save $39
So charming, you could actually decorate your kitchen with these cuties. This set comes with a cookbook, making it a great gift.
$105 at Le Creuset

Shown in the Artichaut colorway, these mini cocottes boast all the same fabulous qualities as all of their cast iron enamel-coated cookware, adding charm to your tablescape in the process. Use for single-serve side dishes, puddings, souffles, or for snacks. (Bonus: Buy these and you'll regularly get to use words like artichaut and cocotte!)

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Le Creuset Demi Kettle and Mugs Set

$100$132Save $32
Time for tea! Or coffee, with this enamel-coated steel kettle, accompanied by two matching stoneware cups. Makes a lovely housewarming or wedding gift and comes in a bevy of colors.
$100 at Le Creuset

Some prefer a full-size kettle, but we like demi more. (Heh.) This diminutive number is marked with minimum and maximum fill lines, so you'll never boil over. Its accompanying 14 oz mugs keep liquids hot or cold longer, and are dishwasher safe. Kettle is hand-washable. Shown in Cerise.

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Le Creuset Soup Pot with Glass Lid

$189$420Save $231
Winter is homemade soup and stew season, and with his fetching pot you can feed an army without crowding the stove. A clear top allows you to view your feast's progress, while allowing steam to circulate and keeping moisture inside.
$189 at Le Creuset

Great for one-pot meals, soups, pot roast and a bevy of other dishes, this pot goes from stove top to oven to table, then right into the dishwasher. The enameled cast iron maintains even heat distribution for the perfectly cooked meal. This happy Soleil color will brighten your kitchen and make you smile while you simmer and stir.