The dish can be used for roasting, baking and/or serving a variety of dishes from meats to casseroles and cakes. Microwave, oven, broiler and freezer safe. Can tolerate temperature fluctuations: moves effortlessly from freezer to oven, to table. Fine polished base will not scratch surfaces. Ergonomic handles makes carrying easy. Stacking / Nesting allows for easy storage of multiple pieces. Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended.