Ideal for browning and searing in, slow-cooking, re-heating and simmering foods. Risottos will come out perfectly cooked and soups and chowders stay warm for hours. This dutch oven moves from the stove or oven to the table and can store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. The tight fitting lid creates a blanket of heat, sealing in flavor and moisture, and is equipped with a phenolic knob which is oven safe up to 375 F. The enameled cast iron evenly spreads heat and retains heat longer than other cookware materials. Made by Le Creuset.