Based on a century old design, Spiceberry Home cookware is perfect for baking, slow cooking, roasting or braising. You'll find that this is the cookware you'll reach for time after time. Each item is sand casted with cast iron, then hand finished. The knob is also black cast iron, not plastic. Next, a durable, stain resistant porcelain enamel finish is applied. The result is cookware that cooks at an even temperature, has superb heat retention and browns foods beautifully. When used as a roaster, you'll find that meats and chicken will be juicy and tender on the inside, and nicely browned on the outside. The even heat assures perfect results while braising or slow cooking. Large, oven mitt friendly handles and a lid knob that's heat-resistant to 500 Degrees F make Spiceberry cast iron enameled cookware equally at home on the stovetop and oven. The interior is an attractive sand color. Dishwasher safe.