This cast iron Dutch Oven can be used at home on the stove or in the Oven, or outdoors over the grill or campfire. Compatible with gas, electric, induction, or outdoor fire and coals. To use, begin heating over low and slowly bring up the heat to the desired temperature. This rugged heirloom-quality equipment can be preserved with careful cleaning, just use a stiff nylon brush and hot water, Towel dry promptly and completely, and apply a light coat of Vegetable oil while still warm. Soaps and detergent can be harmful to any cast iron product. Seasoned cast iron provides a nearly non-stick surface, and adds a se of nutritional iron to your homecooked meal. Great for soups, stews, chilis, or cornbread.