You could make anything from pot roast to chili to chicken cacciatore in this highly reviewed piece of equipment that features high, straight sides with a smaller surface area to hold heat well, while limiting evaporation. It works well for braising, browning, sautéing, simmering, and reheating. All-Clad’s three-ply bonded design has a thick aluminum core for even, efficient heat distribution, sandwiched between durable layers of stainless steel. The stay-cool side handles secured with a rivet are nice too. It's oven safe to 500 degrees F, and the interior will not react with foods.