Simmer up a spicy black bean soup or a gourmet risotto in this Circulon 5-1/2-quart covered Dutch oven crafted in durable hard-anodized aluminum with a fully-encapsulated stainless-steel base for premium heat convection and thorough insulation. The hi-low wave technology distributes even heat, while nonstick coating on the Dutch oven's exterior and interior ensures hassle-free cooking and cleaning. The chef transports the Dutch oven by two cast stainless-steel loop handles, riveted securely to its sides. Another loop handle sits atop the lid. Unlike other hard-anodized cookware, the unique nonstick exterior renders the Dutch oven dishwasher- safe. For baking applications, the Dutch oven fares well in ovens up to 500 degrees F. A limited lifetime warranty covers this item. The Dutch oven measures 12 by 11-2/3 by 6-1/10 inches and weighs 4 pounds upon shipping.