Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset's Signature collection of enameled cast-iron cookware seamlessly blends classic form with ergonomic innovations. Designed to enhance slow-cooking by heating evenly, this Dutch oven locks in moisture for tender, succulent dishes. Optimized for steady, even heat, Le Creuset's improved enamel interior resists staining, dulling and wear and tear. Enamel interior's light sand color makes it easy to monitor food while cooking, ensuring less sticking and burning; Cherry Blossom interior is white. Stabilizers in the newly engineered lid prevent rocking, keeping the lid snugly in place. Improved ergonomic knob in either stainless-steel or black composite, depending on your color choice, provides a sure grip and is oven-safe up to 500deg.F. Cherry Blossom features an oven-safe, stainless-steel knob with gold metallic coating. Dishwasher safe for fast, convenient cleanup. Hand-wash recommended with Cherry Blossom to preserve the life of the applique. Made in France.