A timeless standby for stews, roasts, soups, casseroles, and other one-pot classics, this cocotte dish by Staub is a classic Dutch oven. The traditional design includes self-basting spikes for continuous, natural basting, distributing flavorful juices to all parts of the dish. The enameled cast iron transitions beautifully from oven to table (or buffet), and offers great heat-retention and durability. The smooth ceramic bottom is finished with a black matte enameled interior that ensures even cooking. A classic necessity for every home chef!