There's only one way to make authentic baked beans: slow-baking at a low oven temperature for hours, to ensure the molasses, brown sugar, vinegar, pork and beans intermix in flavor. This traditional stoneware 4 1/2-qt. bean pot with lid is high-fired to a smooth finish, retaining the consistent heat of the oven to allow even cooking without constant stirring, providing smooth release for ease in serving. Accommodates any flavor variations, so if your specialty is New England baked beans, be sure to include the maple syrup and salt pork. Also ideal for slow-simmering soup in the oven. Recipes included. Oven- microwave- and dishwasher-safe.