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As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it seems as though our food cravings instantly shift. Suddenly, we’re hungry for burgers over soups and fresh veggies instead of creamy sides. But, spring weather can be unpredictable, which means it might not be time to fire up the grill yet. Luckily, there are plenty of easy work-arounds for this exact problem, including indoor grills that can produce all your favorite summer foods.
In particular, one of our favorite options (and a reader-loved find, too!) is the Le Creuset Skinny Grill Pan, which is a game changer for making perfectly seared bites right on the stove. And what’s even better is that it’s on major sale right now at Williams Sonoma so you can kick the grilling season off early this year. Instead of the pricey $195, you can get one now for just $99.95. And if you’re in search of the perfect Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with this foolproof kitchen essential.
Obviously, Le Creuset will never disappoint when it comes to gorgeous cast iron cookware. For instance, we equally love the Le Creuset Square Grill Pan, which is a great option for anyone who has a smaller space to work with (this size is also on sale!). The Le Creuset Skinny Grill, on the other hand, is 15-inches wide and 8.5-inches long making it large enough for grilling burgers, steaks, and even meat or veggie kebabs. If your favorite part about grilling season is cooking an entire family meal all in one place, then this Le Creuset grill pan is for you.
Not only do we love its size, but we also love that it’s (unsurprisingly) impeccably designed. The enameled cast iron pan distributes heat evenly across the entire surface area, making it the optimal tool for searing. The ridges are also tall enough to keep your food away from drippings, which helps create those signature summertime grill marks. And, unlike some grill pans, the iconic Le Creuset enameled exterior means that it’s stylish enough to take from stove to table.
It’s not just pretty, though. The Skinny Grill Pan features strong iron handles for a secure grip when moving it to the table or out of the stove. While it may be an investment piece, you can rest assured knowing this tool will last you for years to come, much like all Le Creuset cast iron cookware. It even has a satin black interior enamel surface that helps prevent damage and wear over time.
Anyone who lives in an apartment without an outdoor space for grilling or who wants to start enjoying delicious summer eats in the comfort of their air conditioning will get so much use out of this grill pan. And, it’s an added bonus that you can snag a Le Creuset item for under $100!