I love RR products and have been looking at this beautiful casserole dish for a while. It think it is pricey at full price, but I bought it on sale and that is the basis for my affirmative answer to the "Do you think this product is a good value for the price?" question. I bought one for me and one for my daughter-in-law. We are both building a RR collection. The casserole came perfectly packed, no problems with breakage. The shipping time was less than expected. All in all, I am extremely satisfied with the service. The day the dish came, I ran it through the dishwasher and then put it away in my (wooden) kitchen display cabinet. A week later when I removed the casserole from the cabinet, I noticed a dark oval of mold covering the area where the casserole bottom met the wood shelf. I then removed the Bubble and Brown casseroles on an adjoining shelf and found the same thing. It appears that even after going through the full dry cycle of the dishwasher, the porous bottoms of the beautifully glazed dishes must still retain enough moisture to cause mold to form. This certainly will not keep me from gathering more and more RR casserole dishes, I am just now aware of the problem and plan to put a sheet of latticed, raised rubber shelf liner down to prevent further problems. In the mean time, I ensure that the dishes are completely dry by putting them in a 250 degree oven for 1/2 an hour before putting them away. Don't let this keep you from buying this product....just be aware of the potential for moisture retention. I imagine if you hand wash the item and let them dry overnight in the drainboard, this might not happen. I think the steam of the dishwasher is what "gets into" the porous bottoms. As for the dish itself, these casseroles are so versatile. They cook evenly; can go from oven to table because they are so attractive; clean up is a snap, either by hand or in the dishwasher. There is nothing negative to say about these dishes other than be sure the bottom is COMPLETELY dry.
I recommend this product.