These hand-made bean pots are excellent for making bean, as Mexican have done for generations. It's narrow top and wide bottom lets the bean cook evenly. It is beautiful enough to take to the table for service. Length 10.5in (handles included), Width 8.75in, Height 8in, Diameter 4.75in and Capacity 3qt (filled comfortably without overflowing). Will last many years with proper use and care (each piece comes with a product information sheet outlining the Uses and Care for the product). As with other clay cookware, the flavor of the food cooked in it actually improves with use. Completely natural and safe, contains no toxins or lead. In the semi-desert region of Hidalgo, Mexico, our cazuelas are made by hand by artisans whose craft has been handed down for several generations.