You need one of these if you are serious about your cooking.
I have had my Volcanic 28 cm cast iron casserole for a year now and wish I had bought one a long time ago. You get a bit of exercise from moving it about due to the weight, but it is beautiful both in the kitchen and on the dinner table.
I get the feeling of doing good things for my children, when I use this casserole to cook meals that would have made my grandmother proud of me.
You know this is the casserole to own if you have ever seen the movie Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep as Julia Child, co-author of Mastering the art of French cooking.