Used it the day it arrived to make chicken chili. The chili turned out great. Clean up was a breeze. Be sure to ready the enclosed pamplet as you are not to use heat over Medium. Everything cooked perfect due to the conduction of the cast iron.
I have a number of enameled cast iron pieces, including LC, Staub, Chasseur, and Fontignac. The shape and size of this "casserole" is perfect for daily use. The handles are a good size and shape. The enamel has not chipped or scratched, but I only use silicone and wood utensils (never any metal). FYI: the item is made in China and the cast iron is thicker - and therefore heavier - than the ones made in France.
This cast iron Dutch oven is easy to use and easy to clean. The interior enamel finish reduces sticking and makes cleanup easy. The little "nubs" in the interior of the lid help collect and condense vapors inside of the pot, thereby keeping everything moist. This Dutch oven easily outperforms a previous one that I owned.
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