Dutch Ovens - Traditionally crafted in stunning enameled cast iron, the Le Creuset Oval Wide Oven delivers exceptional heat retention for braising meats, slow cooking stews and adding golden crispness to casseroles and desserts. Oval shape is ideal for longer cuts of meat. The lightest weight per quart of premium cast iron cookware on the market, the enameled cast iron Dutch oven ensures all ingredients cook at an even temperature and stay hot longer. The bold, long-lasting cast iron cooking pot porcelain enamel exterior resists scratches, chipping and cracking and the Signature collection offers Le Creuset's most durable and resistant interior. In sand-colored enamel, the smooth, easy-clean interior helps monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking and does not react with foods. The Le Creuset oval wide oven premium porcelain enamel finish is impermeable to odors and stains for a lifetime of use. Built-in lid stabilizers ensure a secure tight fit, sealing in moisture and flavors. Over - Specifications Made in France Material: enameled cast iron, phenolic knob Model: LS2517-2717 (caribbean), LS2517-2772 (cassis), LS2517-2767 (cherry), LS2517-2768 (dune), LS2517-272 (flame), LS2517-2759 (marseille), LS2517-274P (palm), LS2517-271M (soleil) Capacity: 3.5 Qt. Size: 11 L (13 3/4 L w/handles) x 8 3/4 W x 3 1/2 H (5 1/4 H w/lid) Weight: 9 lb, 6 oz. Care and Use The Le Creuset glazed stoneware is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended to better protect the finish. Oven safe to 480 F (with phenolic lid knob) and broiler safe. Nylon, silicone or wooden utensils are recommended. Use soft nylon scrub pad for extensive cleaning.