For centuries, cooks have taken advantage of the natural heat retention and redistribution properties of cast iron. Its black matte enamel coatings make it indestructible and highly chip resistant and also keep it from discoloring. The cast iron cookware retains the heat beautifully, keeping the dish warm long after it’s been taken out of the oven or off the stove. Staub’s attractive appearance make it possible for the dish to go straight from the stove to the table. In addition, the black matte enamel inside has a culinary advantage for better braising, roasting & caramelizing. All Staub enameled cast iron is made in France.