The Le Creuset Stoneware 4-1/2-Quart Rectangular Casserole with a Lid in Cherry Red is great for marinating, baking or keeping your dish warm at the table. Its also ideal for transporting dishes to parties and picnics. This casserole will ensure that you always serve with style. Lid also fits Le Creuset 12-Inch x 9-Inch rectangular baking dishes for added convenience. Le Creuset stoneware offers the ultimate in versatility and durability. Le Creuset Bakeware can bake in an oven up to 500 degrees F, go in the microwave or under the broiler. It can also go from the freezer into a cold oven so stoneware, food, and oven heat up together. The virtually non-porous stoneware is fired at 2156 degrees F, giving it unmatched strength and durability, making it resistant to chipping, cracking and staining. For more than 80 years, Le Creuset has been an inspiration to professional chefs and home cooks alike.