As of February Le Creuset is going to be making some big changes. The French ovens, round and oval are being redesigned. The loop handles are going to be larger to make using oven mitts easier. The lids are going to seal better, the phenolic knob is going to be heat safe to 500 F. White and Onyx are going to be dropped as colors. I don't know what colors they are replacing them with. Keep an eye out for some specials especially at the outlets on the old line.