If you want to gratinate a dish with a delicate sauce or other ingredients that might suffer from overheating, this caramelizing iron will quickly brown the top without damaging the food. It will also save you from having to use a broiler. Just put the metal end of the iron on your stovetop for a few minutes until it becomes red hot, then pass it over a custard or gratin, and you will see the surface of the food turn golden brown before your eyes. Perfect for creme brulees. This cast iron caramelizing iron is 10.5 inches long and has a comfortable wooden handle. The diameter of the circle is 2.75 inches. Made in Spain.