Emile Henry "Flame" stoneware? Any with experience?
I was looking at a 6.3 qt dutch oven. The manufacturer claims this "flame" stoneware can be used in the oven, over an open flame, in the microwave, and put in the dishwasher. They say it is superior to ECI, but you know...it's always best to check with the Chowhounds first.
I have put it through its paces and it works well even on stovetop. What I like best is the way it stays warm for a long time and keeps your food hot at the table. You have to learn to cook at lower temps with this.
When you turn off the burner leave the lid on, it keeps on cooking. Clean up is much easier than cast iron or Le Creuset. Just use a little Barkeeper's Friend for anything cooked on.
I've used their Flame "Chinese Clay Pot" - I had it over open flame, and it worked well, but haven't really cranked it with the heat yet. I like it, but I have a hard time believing it can replace the versatility of cast iron... but so far so good..
Good luck getting a 6.3 qt piece of cookware into the microwave..