Le Chef ® Round Dutch Oven 7-qt. is designed for Oven-To-Table. This enamel Dutch oven is great for cooking, marinating, refrigeration and freezing. Cast from fine grain iron and then fired with a heavy porcelain enamel coating. It is designed to promote efficient, healthy cooking. versatile and beautiful. This covered cast-iron dutch oven can be used for everything from slow cooking sauces and stews to pot roasts, casseroles and more. The color porcelain enamel on cast iron can be used on almost every cooktops, as well as in the oven. In addition, the interior enamel porcelain will not react with or absorb food flavors or odors. The textured, self-basting lid is designed to trap and re-circulate moisture and flavor, keeping foods moist during the cooking process. Hygienic porcelain enamel is non-reactive with food. Although dishwasher safe, hand washing with warm soapy water is recommended to preserve the cookware’s original appearance.