Serious cooks will get a lifetime of use from this 9-qt. Round Dutch Oven. Ideal for browning and searing in, cooking and re-heating chilis, stew, chowders and for simmering or slow-cooking foods. Secure lid seals in all the moisture and flavor. Roomy enough to cook a meal for the whole family. Move it from stovetop to oven when you're ready. Cast iron enameled Dutch oven retains heat well and is beautiful enough to bring right to the table as you serve. Features sturdy, cast handles on sides so you can lift and carry with ease. Safe to use with metal utensils. Oven-safe to 450 degrees F. About Le Creuset... Since 1925, artisans have been crafting Le Creuset cookware in the French village of Fresnoy Le Grand. Each piece of Le Creuset cast iron cookware is handcast, polished, double enamel-coated and then fired, resulting in some of the finest quality cookware available. Cast iron is one of the best materials for distributing heat gently and thoroughly and is ideal for induction ranges. The strong enamel coating will not absorb odors or flavors, and is easy to clean. Heavy lids securely seal in moisture and flavor. Le Creuset cookware comes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles to match any kitchen and cooking preference. So lasting, you'll pass it on to the next generation of promising cooks.