Ceramic Dutch oven is 30% lighter than cast-iron and naturally nonstick so foods cook gently and clean up easily. French-made ceramic cookware unsurpassed in heat-tolerance, the Emile Henry Flame 2.6-Qt. Round Dutch OvenStew Pot braises, roasts, slow-cooks and stews meats and vegetables to tender perfection. The first ceramic cookware safe for oven, cooktop, microwave, grill and open flame to 750 F, the Emile Henry Dutch oven features a natural nonstick cooking surface to serve up healthy and deliciously moist dishes using little or no added fats. Crafted in France from high-fired natural Burgundy clay, the covered stew pot also bakes and sautes endless recipes including pork tenderloin, chili, vegetarian lasagna, even your favorite chocolate cake and fruit cobbler. Innovative proprietary Flame technology allows the hand-finished ceramic 2.6-qt. Dutch oven to cook even on barbeque grills and open flame. Five years of research and development created the PFOA- and PTFE-free Emile Henry Flame line that excels in uniform, natural cooking and keeps foods like herbed potatoes, barbeque beef brisket and cornbread hot longer. Self-basting lid features a dimpled interior to ensure that juices are evenly distributed throughout cooking. Smoothly glazed ceramic stew pot not chip, scratch or discolor and does not absorb stain, odors or flavors. The easy-to-handle Dutch oven is 30% lighter than similar cast-iron or enamel cookware and can go directly from freezer to a hot oven without countertop warm up. Each rich color makes the Emile Henry cookware a stylish serving dish for any occasion. The Emile Henry Dutch oven cleans up quickly by hand and is dishwasher-safe. Founded in 1850 by the Henry family in France's mineral-rich Burgundy clay region, today Emile Henry is the largest manufacturer of ceramic ovenware in France and has established a worldwide reputation for crafting the finest quality ceramic culinary products. Skilled artisans meticulously oversee the forming, casting, glazing and firing of each hand-finished Emile Henry piece. The proprietary Flame manufacturing process produces cookware that is more resistant to thermal shock, mechanical shock or chipping and scratching than other ceramic products, including porcelain, stoneware and earthenware.