The everyday Le Creuset 3-1/2-Quart Wide Oval Dutch Oven (or French Oven) in Cherry Red will be so popular in your kitchen it may never make it to the cupboard. For generations, families have come to cherish the classic cocotte as it goes from the stove or oven to the table to the dishwasher then back to the stove for tomorrow's dinner. A Le Creuset Dutch Oven can be used on the stovetop, in the oven and under the grill. The tight-fitting lid creates a blanket of heat, sealing in flavor and moisture. A Dutch oven is also called a cocotte, casserole or French oven. Le Creuset cast iron cookware is suitable for use on all heat sources including electric, gas, ceramic, halogen top and induction. All Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware is coated with the highest quality vitreous enamel. This hygienic, impermeable enameled surface means Le Creuset can be used for marinating food prior to cooking or for food storage after cooking.