I love to cook, especially using cast iron. I ordered the Dutchess in Blueberry and absolutely love the color! But more so, it is incredibly versatile! I use it on the stovetop (gas) to cook meats, gravy, sauces, stew, and anything else you can imagine. Although oval in shape, it distributes the heat extremely evenly through the pan. It is super great in the oven for meats, casseroles, and bread! The enamel coating is very durable, no matter the utensil I’m using, I haven’t gotten any marks on the interior! I am absolutely amazed at how easy it is to clean, no scratches on the inside and the outside is very easy to clean. I have not found a space in my cupboards for it because it sits right on top my stove, beautifully matching my kitchen colors, and waiting for me to fill her with the next ingredient for another recipe!!! Seriously, if you like cast iron cooking, this is one piece you MUST invest in!