The French Oven is perfect for slow cooking, simmering, great for soups & stews! This is your perfect cooking pot to create your winter warming dishes. It's also ideal for searing meat on the stove top before putting in the oven to complete the cooking process. Its heavy lid with unique concentric rings create a self-basting effect that keeps your food tender and moist while retaining the flavour. This product is made in France. It provides all the benefits of cooking with cast-iron including compatibility with use of induction and other cook tops.