Whimsical is shape, but completely functional, the Mussel pot was once designed for shellfish. Features a strainer to separate juices from the shellfish, and the lid an be used to hold empty shells. For centuries, cooks have taken benefit of the natural heat retention and redistribution properties of cast iron. Staub builds in this tradition with our enameled cast iron cookware. Black matte enamel inside and cooking surface creates a culinary advantage for better browning, braising, and roasting. Colorful enamel out of doors adds flare on your kitchen and table. Protected to be used on all forms of heat sources, including gas, electric, and induction, and oven Protected as much as 500F. Chip resistant and dishwasher Protected. Made in France.