Le Creuset's colorful braiser is ideal for searing, slow cooking, simmering, sautéing, 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, sautéing, 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. THE BEST MATERIALS FOR A LIFETIME OF USE The smooth, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking. The interior sand enamel is perfect for cooking with moisture, and it's also the easiest to clean. DESIGNED TO MAKE COOKING AND SERVING EASIER A re-engineered lid makes sure it stays more securely in place and locks in more flavors and aromas. Built-in lid stabilizers create a no-slide fit, and the slip-resistant composite knob is heat resistant to 500°F. Oversized handles (now 45% larger) provide even weight distribution and a secure grip, so you can easily transport the pot from stovetop to oven to table—even while wearing oven mitts.