The Staub 5-Quart Tall Cocottes or casserole roasting dutch oven is perfect for slow-cooking meats and vegetables to simmering hearty stews and soups. The tall version is the ideal capacity and saves space on stovetops. The additional height reduces the risk of boil overs and splatters. Cast iron possesses exceptional heat-retaining qualities, so the pot heats evenly. The special matte black enamel interior and self-basting spiked lid for browning and braising enhances the flavors of foods. Beautiful enamel finish goes from stovetop to table-top for serving.