Flat casserole - stew pot in black clay from La Chamba. Length 15.8in (handles included), Width 13.5in (from outside), Height 8.5in, Diameter 12in and Capacity 6qt (filled comfortably without overflowing). The flat bottom shape is well suited for microwave, gas or electric ranges, and perfect for placing in an oven for slow cooking stew, casseroles or rice and seafood such as Mariscada served with a great presentation. Completely natural and safe, contains no toxins or lead and the porous nature of the clay allows the slow evaporation of steam and produce food that is healthier, tastier, and moist using less fat and liquids. Will last many years with proper use and care (each piece comes with a product information sheet outlining the Uses and Care for the product). Black Clay, La Chamba Cookware, is well-known and used throughout Colombia in restaurants and homes for preparing and serving traditional dishes. Its origins can be traced back at least 700 years to vases and pitchers found in pre-Columbian archaeological sites. It is still made in the traditional manner, by families in a small village on the banks of the Magdalena River in Central Colombia. Each piece is hand-made using local area clays, then hand burnished with a stone. The pieces are then fired in the village, giving them the distinctive black color and elegant look.