Ever wonder, why cook with cast iron? Isn't it old-fashioned or just for chuck wagons and campouts? Not at all! Cast iron is actively used in contemporary households because it heats so evenly and consistently, goes from stovetop to oven without a care, won't warp over time, and when properly (easily) cared for, will last through many generations. Hand wash. Pre-seasoned cast iron 5-qt. Dutch Oven with Lid is 13" l x 10 1/4" w x 7" h.