Crane cast iron cookware is made with the highest quality vitreous enamel and sand casting. All pieces are made with up to 30-percent recycled iron and finished with a specially-formulated matte black enamel inside and out. Finish provides resistance to thermal shocks and scratches, making cookware virtually indestructible. Free of cadmium, lead, PFOAs, and PTFEs for clean cooking. Ideal for sautéeing, caramelizing, searing, braising food, and also baking.