This larger cypress green pan is excellent for oven recipes that require a crisp topping such as vegetable gratins, macaroni & cheese, scalloped potatoes, and fruit cobblers. Roast peppers, onions, and tomatoes. This dish is also good for stove-top cooking. Sleek design and large loop handles make this an oven-to-table piece, keeping foods warm for serving.
Sales person says: Cast iron cookware can outlive any cookware you will ever have. One of the reasons that keep cast iron durable is seasoning. If seasoned correctly during many years of use cast iron pots will serve your grandkids. Cast iron pots are unique in looks because they look like they have been used before with imperfections and a slight smell of the seasoning and an oily touch. This is surprising to people who have never seen a cast iron pot before. But rest assured, the lid that doesn't seal, the little imperfections on the surface or outside and the oily smell are all unique and original to cast iron cookware.