Johnson Creek Premium Outlets is adding a retailer while another is expanding.
Le Creuset Cookware, a company that offers premium cookware, is scheduled to open a 1,600-square-foot store on May 15.
Le Creuset Cookware is a 90-year-old company that offers top-of-the-line kitchen goods including enameled cast iron cookware, stoneware and bakeware and kitchen tools and gadgets. The store will become the second in Wisconsin, joining another Le Creuset at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets in Kenosha County.
3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Le Creuset Cookware
1. DON’T CALL IT A DUTCH OVEN.
There’s a difference: Dutch ovens were invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1700s. They were large cast-iron pots with fitted lids. The French tried to riff on them by adding enamel coating, but their new name (the ever-original French oven) didn’t stick. Nevertheless, that is the proper name for your Le Creuset piece.
2. THE SIGNATURE COLOR HAS HIDDEN IMPORTANCE.
The brand’s casting specialist Armand Desaegher and enameling specialist Octave Aubecq settled on a bright orange color for their first enameled oven in 1925 and named it Flame. They were inspired by the bright glow of molten cast-iron. Even the factory in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, is painted the classic orange hue.
3. MARILYN MONROE WAS A HUGE FAN.
The blonde bombshell was an avid cook and owned a 12-piece set of Le Creuset cookware in Elysees Yellow, a color that’s since been discontinued. It was auctioned for a whopping $25,330 in New York in 1999.