Preferred by some of world's greatest chefs, French-made Staub cookware is renowned for its superior heat retention and oven-to-table good looks. Made of enameled cast iron, each piece cooks evenly and efficiently and has an attractive enamel coating that resists chipping. Its signature matte-black enamel interior excels at braising, roasting and caramelizing, and is scratch resistant and easy to clean. The round cocotte, in graphite grey, is ideal for cooking fish, braising and browning meats and preparing soups and stews. To ensure moist and flavorful results, the spiked lid is designed to create a rain-forest effect that returns juices back on the food, providing continuous, natural basting.