Beautifully designed, this Dutch oven is great for slow cooking foods without scorching. The Dutch oven can also be used to sauté, sear, fry, bake, and stir fry foods. The cast iron Dutch oven is pre-seasoned and ready-to-use, without needing to specially prepare it before use by baking oil into the surface. Cast iron cookware cooks evenly and retains heat. Compatible with most heat sources, including induction, and ceramic top ranges; oven safe to 500ºF, and can also be used in the oven, under the broiler, or on the grill, the Dutch oven is rust resistant and stick resistant for easy cleanup. The lid features an innovative easy-grip handle, inside condensation bumps for self-basting, and an inner lip for a snug fit.