A traditional French cooking vessel designed to concentrate flavorful juices, this hand-finished cocotte is ideal for stews, soups, casseroles, roasts and braises. Enameled cast-iron construction distributes and retains heat evenly and effectively and requires no seasoning. Lid features self-basting spikes for continuous, even distribution of juices throughout cooking, so food stays moist and flavorful. Durable matte-enamel finish won't discolor, rust or chip. Ceramic base is suitable for all heat sources, including induction. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Oven safe to 500°F. 4-quart capacity. Limited lifetime warranty.