It is a time-honored tradition to be served in a mini cast iron casserole dish! Cast iron cookware has been around since 1896. Some of us had grandmothers that served dinner or breakfast with this style of cookware. This dish is a heat-treated cast iron that inhibits rust, for worry-free maintenance. Which also means it is dishwasher safe! This quaint little dish is perfect for serving hot or cold. From serving entrees, or appetizers, to desserts. A great thing about cast iron is that it can go from oven to table for quick service. It works well on induction, ceramic, electric, and gas cooktops, in the oven or on the grill, and even over a campfire. Great for ensuring heat retention and heating during use. It is pre-seasoned, meaning it has a natural, easy-release finish that improves as it is used by limiting the amount of oils needed in cooking, which is much healthier.