Staub's new larger size in a tall Dutch oven is very useful for cooking foods that need added height: tall bone-in cuts of meat, layered recipes such as stratas and tians, and rising dishes such as souffles. The tall sides help prevent boil-overs and the shape gives you large capacity without overcrowding your cooktop. The height also decreases messy splatters when deep-frying or searing. As with other Staub cast iron, this oven is beautifully crafted, offers exceptional performance, and has a beautiful enameled exterior. It moves easily from cooktop or oven to the table, allowing you to cook and serve from the same dish.