Le Creuset released a spellbinding lineup of enameled cookware just in time for the holidays. For muggles, mudbloods, and wizards alike, this magical collection includes Harry Potter–inspired Dutch ovens, a Lord Voldemort Casserole Dish, and the Hogwarts Express Tea Kettle with matching mugs.
If you’re a Potter fan who happens to enjoy the satisfaction (and convenience) of a one-pot meal, the Le Creuset’s Harry Potter Signature Round Dutch Oven should be on your wish list. The special-edition Dutch oven makes a perfect holiday gift, but it also works as a nice birthday present or housewarming gift.
Dutch ovens are useful for soups, stews, casseroles, pot pies, and popcorn, as well as deep frying, roasting, braising, and whipping up breakfast dishes like steel cut oatmeal or porridge (à la Hogwarts).
A signature enamel piece with a Potter twist, the Le Creuset Harry Potter Signature Round Dutch oven features exceptional heat retention that locks in flavor and moisture while keeping your dish warm from stove (or oven) to the table. The easy-to-clean, vibrant enamel has already been pre-seasoned, and is designed to minimize sticking and resist dulling, staining, chipping, and cracking, so that you can use it for years on end.
The pot is lined with Le Creuset’s signature light-colored interior enamel, which has a smooth finish to promote caramelization and provides easy monitoring of cooking progress. The tight-fitting lids are specially designed to circulate steam and send moisture back to your food, while ergonomic knobs and handles are designed for easy lifting (no matter how bulky your oven mitts may be). The Harry Potter Round Dutch Oven holds up to 5 1/2 quarts, and is oven safe up to 500 degrees. It measures 13 3/4″ wide (with handles), 7″ tall with lid, 10 1/4″ in diameter.
Regardless of how much time you spend in the kitchen, you need at least one multifunctional pot, and if you don’t like the clutter of too much kitchenware, a Dutch oven is the way to go. Apart from versatility and durability (these things last for years), one of the major benefits of a Dutch oven: You don’t need to be at a chef’s level to use it. This Harry Potter Cast Iron Quidditch Round Dutch Oven is a bit smaller (and cheaper) than the other model, as it holds just over two quarts. It measures 10 3/4” wide with handles, 6” tall with lid, and 7 3/4″ in diameter.
If you don’t want to use a Dutch oven for everything, the Lord Voldemort Rectangle Covered Casserole is useful for a range of oven-roasted dishes and casseroles. It’s expertly crafted from premium stoneware to ensure food is cooked to perfection, and its two side loop handles make for easy lifting from oven to table. This casserole dish features a top handle that’s designed to look like a phoenix feather core wand carried by “He Who Shall Not Be Named,” and a Dark Mark design embossed inside the dish.
All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Le Creuset’s stylish tea kettle has a vibrant porcelain enamel that’s chip resistant and easy to clean. The tea kettle is crafted from lightweight, fast-heating carbon steel so that it boils liquids quickly, and is finished in a bold, matte black and cerise glaze. Outfitted with a gold, single-tone whistling spout, the kettle features Hogwarts-related accents such as the gold knob on the lid, and a nod to the infamous nine and three-quarters train platform.
For tea or coffee, hot chocolate or Butterbeer, this four-piece Magical Mug set is adorned with metallic foil logos from businesses in the Harry Potter wizarding world: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, The Three Broomsticks, Ollivanders, and Gringotts. Finished with a Nectar, Shiny Black, Oyster or Meringue glaze, these 4” mugs are easy to clean, and resistant to chips, scratches, and stains.
Elsewhere in Le Creuset’s Harry Potter collection, you’ll find this Spellcasting Spatula Set, a Deathly Hollows Spoon Rest, a Hedwig Pie Bird, and the Hogwarts Houses Dessert Plates Set, with a matching potholder.
Incorporate even more Potter into your kitchen decor with this 6-quart crock pot, or a cookie cutter set from Williams-Sonoma. And if you need menu ideas, there are plenty of Harry Potter-inspired cook books to test out your culinary skills.
For more merchandise and fun collectibles, see our roundup of the best Potter-themed gifts and collectibles.