Staub's innovative enamel coating takes cast-iron cooking to the next level with improved performance, style and durability. Whether you're sauteing poultry or frying bacon, the textured surface of this pan browns beautifully and heats evenly. Heavyweight enameled cast iron transfers and retains heat evenly. Multicoat enameling creates a glossy, vibrantly colored "majolique" finish that resembles fine ceramics. Resistant to rust, chipping and cracking, the coating requires no additional seasoning like some other cast-iron pieces. The specially formulated black matte interior enamel of each piece contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a rougher surface resulting in better browning. The smooth enameled base is compatible with all cooktops, including induction. Dishwasher safe. Made in France.