5 qt cast iron dutch oven has loop handles so you can move from the stove top to the oven easily. The 4.5 in depth of this pan has the capcity to hold a lot of gumbo! You can also use this dutch oven as a small fryer. This is also the pan that was described in the New York Times for the No-Knead Bread Recipe. Preseasoned before you buy! Made in the USA!