Le creuset is famous for coating its heavy, cast-iron cookware with not just one, but two-count 'em, two-layers of enamel baked on at 1, 450 degrees F, resulting in gloriously bright colors. This bright-red, heart-shaped casserole adds a note of whimsy to dishes, but its 2-Quart Capacity, handles, and heavy-duty construction make it practical as well. Both its interior and exterior are enameled-ass are the bottoms of all Le creuset pots and pans-too prevent scratching glass-topped stoves. The enamel surface will not react with any acidic foods and is easy to clean. The weight and nature of cast iron make for even heat distribution. This cookware gives you all the benefits of cast iron without the painstaking care.