The Lodge Cast Iron 4 Quart Dutch Oven is known as brutally tough and can be passed down to future generations. It is foundry seasoned for a natural, easy release surface that improves with each use. This nice sized beauty is the ideal tool for searing, sautéing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting and frying. The cover is designed with self-basting rings that allow condensing liquid to drip onto the food, to maintain moisture. You will find it useful at home, in the oven, on the stove (electric, gas or induction), on the grill or over the campfire. This Lodge Cast Iron 4 Quart Dutch Oven features loop handles for a secure grip when transporting and has a cast iron cover to trap in heat, moisture and nutrients. It works well right out of the box and will cook and serve your family favorites making it an ideal piece to complement any kitchen. This Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven doubles up as an excellent source of nutritional iron and is easy to clean and maintain.