A modern take on Le Creuset's classic enameled cast-iron cookware, this oval Dutch oven combines the ergonomic and functional advances of the Signature collection with a sophisticated matte finish. Ideal for slow-simmered stews, soups and braises. Finished with a matte enameled exterior surface available in navy or white. Cast iron absorbs, retains and distributes heat evenly at all temperatures, from fast, high-heat browning to low-heat simmering and braising. Smooth enameled interior in light sand color requires no preseasoning—unlike traditional castiron cookware—and makes it easy to monitor browning. Heavyweight lid is topped with a gleaming stainless-steel knob. Dishwasher safe for fast, convenient cleanup. Made in France.