Simply Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron cookware is made from high quality, heavy weight cast iron, which evenly distributes and steadily radiates heat. Because it retains heat better than traditional cookware, it is ideal for slow-cooking foods to achieve tender and flavorful results. The enamel-coated interior is also naturally stick resistant, allowing for easy cooking and cleanup and healthier meal preparation using less oil and butter. Each piece of Simply Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron cookware is carefully crafted, then coated with richly colored enamel to create its one-of-a-kind finish. The 5-qt. Dutch Oven is ideal for searing and braising meats, browning meats for savory stews and preparing delicious soups. Dutch ovens have uniquely-shaped lids that help promote self-basting for moist, delicious and flavorful results. Points inside the lid allow condensation droplets to collect, which drop down onto your food for even and continuous basting.