This cocotte is used to slowly braise or simmer. Ceramic provides even heat distribution, making it perfect for uniformly browning any cut of meat for stews or heavy cassoulets. Its ability to retain heat will keep dishes warm at the table, while the stone white matte finish will coordinate with other colors for visual appeal. Compatible with gas, electric and ceramic cooktops, and conventional, convection and microwave ovens. Heat-resistant to 600F. Freezer and dishwasher-safe. Not induction ready.