Tramontina's cast-iron 6.5 Qt. Round Dutch Oven provides superior heat retention which produces tender and flavorful meats, soups, stews, breads, cobblers and many other dishes. SAFETY USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS Using Your Enameled Cast-Iron Cookware Before using your cookware for the first time, hand-wash with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly. Although the enamel coating on your cookware does not require seasoning, we recommend seasoning the vessel rim and lid rim where the cast iron is exposed. Season by lightly rubbing cooking oil onto surface. Heat cookware in oven for one hour at 350°F (176°C) and let cool. Cookware is ready to use. The cast-iron grill pan and skillets are coated with an interior matte black porcelain enamel; therefore, it is only necessary to season the rim on these items. Avoid knocking utensils on the cookware rims or cutting food directly within the cookware, as this may permanently damage the enamel surface. The enamel surfaces are not suitable for dry cooking. Add a liquid, butter or oil to the bottom of the cookware prior to heating. A gradual low-to-medium heat setting yields the most even and best results for most cooking tasks, including frying and searing, and the use of high heat is not necessary. Once hot, nearly all cooking tasks can be completed with lower settings. In fact, use of high heat can permanently discolor and damage the cookware and void the warranty. When using cookware on ceramic glass stovetops, always lift (do not slide) to move to avoid scratching the cooktop. Keep cookware on burner only during necessary time for cooking or boiling. Do not overheat empty cookware or allow gas flames to extend up sides of cookware and overheat handles. The cookware is oven-safe at temperatures up to 450°F (232°C). Even though integral handles and lid knobs are oven-safe, they will get hot in oven and on stovetop, particularly gas stoves where an open flame is used. Therefore, use protective mitts when handling
6.5 quart capacity, richly enameled cast iron, self-basting, oven to table cookware
Superior heat retention and distribution; perfect for baking, grilling, or slow cooking
Self-basting condensation ridges on the lid interior
Stainless steel lid knob; compatible with gas, electric an induction cooktops
Oven safe to 450 degrees Farenheit.