I went mad when I first saw this amazing cassarole. Fans of the other shaped le creusets will love this beauty. Unlike the heart and shamrock designs, the pumpkin has a more realistic 3D shape. But what really impressed me was the daring offset handle on the lid. Genius! Of course, the shaped cassaroles have the same high quality of all of the le creuset pieces. I use mine mostly for stovetop dishes that finish in the oven. Of course, like all le creuset dishes, this one does double duty as tableware--but this time, with even more panache than usual! Okay, I'll quit gushing now. But I just love that pumpkin!