Our oval dish is elegant on the table. The high sides are practical for making gratins or even desserts. The large choice of colors available makes it easy to mix and match with your other Emile Henry dishes. Made from HR ceramic (High Resistance), it can go directly from the freezer to the hot oven, microwave, and dishwasher. 10-year guarantee. These French-made oval dishes are often referred to as Au Gratin dishes. The word Gratin originated in French cuisine and it refers to food, frequently potatoes, that feature a creamy sauce and browned crust of bread crumbs, grated cheese, and butter. Au Gratin is usually prepared in a shallow dish so there is a lot of crust with each bite. These oval-shaped baking dishes are perfect for side dishes of Au Gratin or roasted vegetables, fruit crumbles, and cheesy casseroles. The 14-inch oval size with a 3.5-quart capacity is ideal for passing at the table and for serving a crowd. The simple, classic oval shape is pretty and sized for presentation at the table. The handles are small enough to not overpower the dish but ample enough for carrying the dish to the table. Broiler, freezer, oven, microwave oven, and dishwasher safe.