This beautiful two handled dish is perfect for serving any au gratin dishes, and especially made for serving Pastel de Choclo. The dish is unglazed earthenware, thick and good at even heat distribution. They can be used in the oven or broiler, on a stove top, over a an open flame or even on charcoal, for roasting, sautéing, boiling or simmering, and for serving. It keeps food warm for a long time. The outside finish is the result of a smoking process which results in an uneven dark brown exterior.