Emile Henry Flame-Top ceramic cookware is light and versatile, an innovative breakthrough in ceramic technology. Our new line of Burgundy Clay Flame-Top ceramic products work directly on any stove top (gas, electric, glass or halogen hob), without any fear of cracking or breaking. Much lighter, (30% lighter), than many types of comparable metal cookware products, Flame-Top is microwave and dishwasher-safe, goes under the broiler, and can go directly from a freezer to a hot oven. The incredibly gentle heat distribution properties of Burgundy Clay makes it a cooking vessel perfect for braising, browning and slow cooking. Flame-Top products cook evenly and thoroughly when used on top of the stove, in the oven or even in the microwave. Enhancing this gentle cooking action are raised dots on the inside of each lid that evenly distribute evaporated juices directly back into the cooking food. This self-basting technique produces a more thoroughly cooked, tender and moist dish than with traditional lids, which force liquids to run down the sides of the pot. Emile Henry Flame-Top ceramic cookware is light and versatile, and better brings out the flavors of all cooked foods.