The multipurpose Signature Cast Iron Shallow Casserole is the perfect way to start your Le Creuset collection. Loved by generations, this casserole is a true 4-in-1 dish: it's a great casserole, stir-fry pan, baking and roasting dish and it's also a striking serving dish, updated and available in an array of carefully chosen colours. The shallow, wide base allows maximum contact between the food and the heat, making it endlessly versatile and ideal for anything from quick and easy 30-minute meals to slow-cooked aromatic stews, seafood paellas, couscous or sauces, stir-frying, baking or roasting vegetables. Key features: Versatile use in the oven, on the hob, under the grill or even on a barbecue Lightest cast iron on the market Exceptional heat retention saves energy Tight-fitting domed lid helps retain moisture Easy-grip side handles and ergonomic lid knob Resists chipping, cracking and colour fading Handcrafted, unique piece Lifetime guarantee included Wide choice of vibrant and classic colours available Versatile all-rounder Perfect for one-pot recipes for busy lives, as well as casseroles cooked over time, this all-rounder makes fragrant rice and pilaf dishes, stuffed vegetables, soups, golden-roasted potatoes and even bakes bread. The tight-fitting lid keeps the oven clean and is perfect when proving dough to create family-sized loaves of focaccia and other favourites. The easy-release interior suits baking tarts, crumbles and pies. Try it with spatchcock chicken, cooking with the lid on to keep the meat moist, then removing the lid towards the end for a last blast to make the skin crispy. Use on the hob, including induction, in the oven, on an Aga, under the grill, on a barbecue or even on an open fire. Retains heat and moisture Made from robust cast iron, this casserole's weight is its strength. A solid performer, it distributes heat evenly and retains heat to save energy; it best operates on a low to medium setting. Transfer from oven to table and it will keep dishes warm for longer. The domed lid increases space and returns moisture to the pot to prevent dishes drying out. You need only a little oil for cooking thanks to the sand enamel interior that prevents sticking and burning. Adding a touch of water makes it ideal for steaming too. Easy to carry and clean The lightest cast iron on the market, this much-loved kitchen staple features large handles that are easy to grip with oven gloves. Stabilisers under the lid give a secure, no-slide fit while the lid's heat-resistant stainless steel knob is ergonomically shaped for the hand. Almost like non-stick, the toughened enamel interior is easy to wipe clean. It's also hygienic and won't absorb odours and flavours. Built to last Designed for longevity, this quality kitchen favourite makes a wonderful wedding gift, to be enjoyed for many memorable meals to come. Handcrafted by skilled artisans at the original Le Creuset foundry in France since 1925, each piece is made from its own sand mould, making it entirely unique. It resists chipping and cracking and retains its colour over time. All Le Creuset cast iron comes with a lifetime guarantee. Colour your kitchen The casserole is available in an extensive choice of colours and shades to suit your taste and your décor, from earthy Flint and Cassis to timeless Satin Black, Cotton and Almond. Take your pick from stunning blue hues in Ink, Marseille Blue, Coastal Blue, Teal and Marine or choose Cerise or ever-classic Volcanic to add warmth to a kitchen.