This 3 legged and round belly shape allows even heat distribution around the pot. It retains heat well and could be kept simmering over a only a few embers. The domed lid allows for optimal internal heat circulation throughout the pot. The tall legs make it ideal for cooking directly over fire/coals or a gas burner. Whether you are mixing up a potion or throwing in a bunch of ingredients to make the perfect stew, we are excited to have this new pot as a part of our collection.