This Philippe Richard 3 Quart Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron Covered Casserole combines legendary cast iron performance with the functionality and beauty of porcelain enamel. The cast iron casserole is hand cast from high quality fine grain black iron, then fired with a heavy porcelain enamel coating finish. Extra strong cast iron distributes heat evenly, cooks uniformly, retains heat longer, and can last for decades. Durable porcelain enamel interior coating does not absorb food flavor or odor, promotes efficient, healthy cooking, releases food superbly and cleans easily. This enamel cast iron casserole provides excellent cooking versatility. It is perfect for making delicious tender meals from tougher cuts of meat, plus braising, slow-cooking sauces, stews and casseroles.This Philippe Richard porcelain enamel cast iron cookware comes with highly functional features that make cooking more efficient and easier for the home cook. A shatter-resistant tempered glass lid allows you to monitor the food without disturbing the cooking process. The unique Rest-A-Lid function holds the lid in place, keeping it clean and conveniently off your countertop. All handles are riveted for extra durability. With proper care, this 3 Quart Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron Covered Casserole will provide you with a lifetime of satisfying use.