A Dutch oven can be a great time-saving tool in the kitchen. Meals like baked ziti and pot pies can be assembled ahead of time in the casserole, then simply placed in the oven to brown to perfection. This 31⁄2-qt. oval Dutch oven is crafted from cast iron, which holds in heat from the oven beautifully. interior and exteriors are coated in hard enamel-the interior in a matte black and the exterior in a bold, bright color self-basting lid has drip points on the inside that catch steam, which then trickles back down into the Dutch oven for moist and succulent dishes features a stainless steel knob broiler safe and oven safe to 500F Cast iron/stainless steel. Hand wash. Imported.