Everything about this cookware is true. Versatily - stove top to oven to broiler; browns, braises, broils, boils and roasts and bakes perfectly. Heat distribution is excellent. Clear cover allows easy monitoring. Good seal ensures flavor and nutrients remain in food. Weight and design make it well-balanced, eay to lift when full. Handles stay pretty cool on stove top, but always use potholders as long-term cooking does eventually make handles hot. Cover handle also gets hot after prolonged time on stove. Cleans easily and beautifully. You can make almost everything in one pot. I have this two weeks and have made roasts, soups, stews, sauces, and all my recipes have come out better than ever before than with any other pots/pans,trays. Excellent value, superb quality. I no longer wish for a $400 dutch oven!