This enameled cast iron skillet serves many purposes - searing, sauteing, stir-frying, baking and more. With its beautiful enameled exterior and convenient helper handle, it moves from cooktop to oven to table with ease. The black satin enamel interior surface requires no preseasoning and none of the maintenance of raw cast iron. It develops a natural patina over time, rendering it virtually nonstick and easy to clean. It is also specially formulated for higher surface temperature cooking which enhances flavors.