Inspired by the donabe, a traditional Japanese clay pot, this large covered casserole can be used for baking, braising or roasting foods in the oven; it is also wonderful for keeping foods warm before serving and storing foods before or after cooking.
The flared rim on both the base and lid offers a solid grip.
1-1/2 quarts of liquid fits within the base, filled just short of the inner ledge on which the lid rests, additional room in the lidded container, easily containing up to 2-1/2 quarts of food. One can bake a whole chicken, serve a 10-cups mound of rice, mashed potatoes, or vegetables.
While there is a drive towards uniformity and consistency in making these pieces, they are all hand-made, introducing slight differences and variations in their finish, color, and shading; no two pieces are exactly alike, each is ultimately unique.