What a beautiful option for cooking and serving! The Staub Rectangular Cast Iron Serving Dish has a black matte enameled finish, so you can cook any dish (meats, vegetables, desserts) directly in the oven or on the grill. Once it's finished, use your protective hot pads to remove the dish from the oven and place it on the wooden tray for serving. It protects the dining table from the heat of the dish, yet the cast iron also retains heat to keep your food warm. This 9" x 15" set is a great centerpiece for your table.