The Crock-Pot 109469-02 5 Qt. Artisan Round Cast Iron Dutch Oven features cast iron cookware distributes and retains heat evenly. Dutch ovens include self-basting lids that creates a continuous basting environment. Each comes with generous over sized handles for a sturdy grip to increase mobility. The collection distributes and retains heats evenly. The Artisan Collection is long-lasting, rust-free, and is easy to clean. The heat retention of cast iron allows you to perform many cooking techniques, including sauting, frying, searing, braising, stewing, roasting, broiling and baking.