This is Lavaâ€ s Signature Series oval 5 qt. Dutch Oven. Its cooking area is 12-1/4 in. long, 9 in. wide and 6-1/4 in. tall and made expressly for creating culinary goodness. It is the perfect way to make a delicious soup or stew, bake a delicate casserole, roast a chicken, braise beef or pork or make delicious side dishes. It comes in many beautiful colors. Lava makes Dutch Ovens by sand-casting and hand-finishing the finest cast iron with 3 layers of beautiful porcelain enamel outside and a special chef preferred black matte finish inside. This finish is fired twice and bonded into the cast iron for maximum beauty, durability and cooking performance. Only the best cookware in the world is made this way.