Staub's innovative enamel coating takes cast-iron cooking to the next level with improved performance, style and durability. Slow-simmer sauces, melt butter, make oatmeal or reheat soups with this versatile saucepan. Heavyweight enameled cast iron transfers and retains heat evenly. Color selections feature multicoat enameling to create 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. Specially formulated black matte interior enamel contains traces of quartz, giving it additional heat resistance and a rougher surface for better browning. Extra-heavy lid seals in moisture for tender, flavorful results. Dishawasher safe. Made in France.