Beautiful enough to bring to the table and durable enough to outlive its 101-year warranty against defects, this big pot is perfect for preparing and ceremoniously serving a bouillabaisse, soup, stew, or casserole. Made of cast iron, with an exterior and interior clad in Le Creuset's famous bright enamel, the pot holds 7-1/4 quarts and measures 12-1/2 inches at the top. Because the sides slope to a bottom of only 6-3/4 inches, the pot fits household stovetop burners. As cast iron is unexcelled for heat distribution and retention, the pot cooks foods evenly and gently without hot spots. The knob on its heavy, tight-fitting lid is ovenproof to 450 degrees F so the pot can go into the oven for casserole cooking. Loop handles facilitate carrying, and the pot is dishwasher-safe.