Our handsome terra cotta tagine makes it easy to prepare a variety of tantalizing Moroccan meals. Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens for making stews over charcoal fires, the tagine is ideal for both cooking and serving. Safe for stovetop (when used with a diffuser) or oven up to 390°F, this ceramic cookware doubles as a beautiful serving dish-care should be taken to protect your table as the base will be very hot. Seasoning before use is recommended as it will remove any earthenware taste and strengthen your tagine. Manufacturer: Sur La Table. Material: Terra cotta. Dimensions: 8.5" or 12.5" diameter. Use: Safe for stovetop (when used with a diffuser) or oven up to 390°F. Care: Hand wash only. For best results, season before use:. Submerge tagine in water for at least 1 hour. Rub the inside of the base and lid with olive oil. Put in a cold oven and set temperature to 300°F and leave for 2 hours. Remove from oven and leave to cool. When completely cool, wash in warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth.Your tagine is now ready to use. Made in Portugal, FEATURESMakes it easy to create delicious Moroccan meals at home. Low, indirect heat slowly simmers food, resulting in rich, complex flavors. Transforms tough cuts of meats into exceptionally tender dishes. Conical-shaped lid preserves moisture and enhances circulation, infusing food with spices and flavors.