I absolutely love my Cuisinart pot. Cast iron cookware is by far the best, but enameled cast iron is the icing on the cake! This thing is built to last and looks beautiful doing. But not only does it look good, it can perform! No mess, cooks evenly, and can go from stove top to oven with no problem. Be mindful that this enamel though and it can crack. The one i have has a black knob on top of the lid. The lod on this one can go to 350*F and the pot to 500*F. The first time I used mine I noticed the knob was loose after coming out of the oven. I let it cool and then tightened the knob. Big mistake. I cracked the enamel and was heart broken. Luckily the store I purchased it at let me exchange it for a new one. If the knob ever feels a bit jiggley I just leave it. The iron expands and contracts when heating so I figure the screw on the knob just needs a bit of space. Maybe over time it will just settle and not jiggle anymore. Either way it's not a big deal and lesson learned. Doesn't Stick From bread to jams, sauces, and meats I have yet to have anything stick. Heat Distribution So far has cooked everything I have put into it evenly. Ease of Handling This pot is very heavy and can reach very high temperatures. With a good pair of oven mitts you will be fine. Ease of Cleaning I just use soap and water and it has come clean every time. Design Looks beautiful enough to leave out on the stove top but is also functional. Love that it comes in a variety of colors. Durability It is built tough and strong. This thing will probably outlast us all.