When you want to slow simmer a meal, you need a Dutch oven to do it right. And this one's hands-down the Platonic ideal. Its heavyweight construction ensures for even-cooking, heat retention, and distribution on any stove top, oven or over-the-coals cooking scenario. The octagonal design gives you easy-pour spouts anywhere you need them, any time at all. The quick-cool spring handles are designed to keep you from accidentally burning yourself while you make dinner. And finally, the lid keeps in the heat — so your pork roast, stew, or otherwise can take its sweet time cooking to perfection.