Many professional cooks are looking for a good way to cook stews and casseroles. Stainless steel dutch ovens are the perfect solution. These pans cook food at a slower rate and they are commonly referred to as "casserole dishes" because they excel in cooking casseroles. Dutch ovens have been used successfully for centuries. A dutch oven will take longer to cook food, but the food is richer in flavor. They can also be used to make a roast. They are rectangular and weigh 5 pounds, with each one holding 7 quarts. Stainless steel dutch ovens are a great addition to any kitchen.