Le Creuset's colorful braiser is ideal for searing, slow cooking, simmering, sautÃ©ing, baking, braising meats, preparing short ribs, stews, marinating, poaching, browning and much more! Its unmatched versatility and superior cooking performance make it an addition to your kitchen that you'll use every day. HANDCRAFTED IN FRANCE At the Le Creuset foundry in northern France, molten iron is sand-cast from a single mold that's destroyed after use, explaining why no two pieces are exactly alike. The Le Creuset cast-iron braiser is sand-cast, painstakingly polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice. No other procedure yields cookware that performs as well. EVENLY CONDUCTS AND RETAINS HEAT Since Le Creuset's enameled cast-iron cookware evenly distributes heat, the braiser is perfect for searing, simmering, sautÃ©ing, and braising meats. It combines the versatility of a wide cooking area with the precision and control of a heat-retaining lid. A flat base allows for poaching, searing, roasting, stir-frying, and browning, and is also great for everything from rich risottos and spicy curries to jasmine rice and more. We think this might be one of the most versatile pieces of cookware we've ever tested. THE BEST MATERIALS FOR A LIFETIME OF USE The smooth, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking, while the durable interior sand enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling. The interior sand enamel is the best formulation on the market today. Perfect for cooking with moisture, it's also the easiest to clean. With a wide range of sizes and vibrant colors, you're sure to find just the right one-whether you're making dinner for two or serving a holiday feast. Suitable for all heat sources: electric, gas, halogen, and induction. Broiler, freezer, stovetop and oven-safe to 500Â°F. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in France.