This rectangular cast-iron baker from Le Creuset not only looks gorgeous at your table--it's also an unflagging workhorse in the kitchen. A cast-iron construction produces gentle, even heat for hot-spot-free cooking, while the double-coated, nonreactive porcelain enamel ensures easy release and cleanup. Chip- and nick-resistant, the coating doesn't absorb moisture, odors, or stains, and it has a lifetime guarantee. It also increases the baker's versatility. Whip up a batch of enchiladas, and you can freeze it, thaw it, bake it, and brown it all in the one pan. An underlip makes the handles grippable, while slightly curved sides facilitate serving. The dish's flame-colored glaze offsets its buff interior and features attractive gradations in hue. Like the rest of Le Creuset's enamel-coated products, this piece can even go through the dishwasher.