Designed especially for preparing the classic French seafood stew, the Bouillabaisse Pot is also ideal for chowders, meat braises, and other one-pot dishes. The wide, deep proportions are roomy enough to accommodate bulky shellfish or bone-in meats, without overcrowding. The elegant stainless-steel fish knob evokes the dish for which the pot is named and is conveniently heat-resistant to 500°F.Like all STAUB cocottes, the Bouillabaisse Pot is unsurpassed for slow-cooking food to tender perfection, and for simmering hearty stews and soups. Cast iron possesses exceptional heat-retaining qualities, so the pot heats evenly throughout. With a heavy weight, tight-fitting lid that retains moisture and tiny spikes on the lid interior that create a rain-forest effect evenly returning juices back onto food, you can expect moist, perfectly cooked food every time you use this pan.Rooted in French culinary heritage, STAUB cookware is beloved by professional and home chefs for its exquisite craftsmanship, exceptional performance, and timeless beauty. Each STAUB cocotte effortlessly and elegantly transitions from the oven to the table - you can cook and serve in the same dish. These heirloom pieces can be lovingly passed from generation to generation.