Descoware was a product of Belgium and famous for its frequent appearance on Julia Child's cooking show. Best used for slow cooking in the oven or stove top, enameled Dutch ovens should not be used on high heat on the stove top. Do no use metal spoons or spatulas. Instead stick to wood or plastic utensils to avoid scratching the surface. Do not clean with steel wool pads either. They are, after all, made of metal. Use a Dobie pad instead. That is a sponge covered with plastic mesh.