Dutch Ovens - Handcrafted in France of elegant enameled cast-iron, the 9-Qt. Round Staub Cocotte features a self-basting system for cooking juicy gourmet entrees and one-pot dishes. The Staub cast-iron Dutch oven prepares roast beef, pork, poultry, vegetables and more to succulent, flavorful perfection. With its superb heat distribution and retention, the enameled cast-iron cookware hides its secret under the lid. Rounded spikes collect and release condensation to shower juices continuously over food. The circulation of heat with juices allows ingredient flavors to maintain full intensity, while preserving nutrients. A Staub signature black matte enamel interior is superior for high-heat searing, plus braising and caramelizing. The more you cook with the Staub cocotte, the better it performs, seasoning naturally with use, without maintenance. Cast in a single-use mold, the cast-iron Dutch oven is high-fired at 1,400 F, with 2-3 separate coats of enamel inside and out and is PTFE- and PFOA-free. Resist - Specifications Made in France Material: enameled cast-iron, stainless-steel/nickel Model: 1103085 (basil), 1103025 (black), 1103006 (cherry), 1103091 (dark blue), 1103018 (graphite), 1103087 (grenadine) Capacity: 9 qt. / 8.3 L Size: 11 3/4" Dia. (15"L with handles) x 5 1/2"H (8" with lid) Base: 10 1/4" Dia. Weight: 17 lb. Use and Care Before first use, wash with warm water and dishwashing liquid, then dry. Apply a small amount of cooking oil in your pot before using to enhance the properties of the special black enamel. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended. Oven-safe to 500 F and broiler-safe. Suitable for gas, electric, glass, halogen and induction stove tops.