The Dutch Oven has a wide, flat bottom and deep straight sides, making it ideal for searing and braising meat, preparing savory stews, and making delicious meat sauces. And because it's oven safe to 400 F, you can finish recipes in the oven. An ideal choice for cooking enthusiasts, Simply Calphalon Nonstick brings durability, performance and value to your kitchen. Its long-lasting nonstick surface consistently delivers delicious results followed by easy cleanup, while the hard-anodized aluminum construction promotes fast and even heating. Silicone handles feel comfortable and stay cool on the stovetop.