The primary use of the Dutch oven is to slowly braise or simmer. The ability of the Dutch oven to evenly distribute heat makes it perfect for tenderizing any cut of meant for stews or heavy cassoulets. These ovens are easy to clean, durable and compatible with standard stovetops, induction ranges, and conventional ovens. Each oven comes with a matching lid to keep in heat and moisture. The "Chasseur" cookware line has been enameled twice. First there is a black enamel, which you can see on the rim or base. It seals all the edges, protects against corrosion and is a primer for the color. The second layer adds durability and color so that it keeps its appearance and is easy to clean. All lid knobs are heat resistant up to 400 degrees.