This enameled casserole/roaster is big and beautiful. It is a purchase I won't use often, but when I need to brown a roast, prepare a stew, or make a huge pot of chili - I'll be going to this pot. I'll need help lifting it, but that was anticipated with a large cast iron piece! I'm happy with this purchase.
Beautiful pot, but very heavy. Cast Iron is heavy of course, but it's almost un liftable for my 120 lb frame. Add a roast and potatoes and I almost tip over. I should have gotten the smaller version. The lid alone is weighty. Work out points for doing dishes.
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.
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