Stoneware crocks are multi-functional, from the traditional use of preserving vegetables such as cucumbers for pickles and cabbage for sauerkraut, or for everyday use as pantry or kitchen containers. Crocks filled with food can be kept in a cool, dry environment allowing the vegetables inside to ferment naturally. Since Ohio Stoneware crocks are made with lead free glazes, they are food safe and easy to clean. They are also conventional oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. This 5 Gallon Crock has a diameter of 12.25", height 14.25" and weighs 26 lbs. A crock cover, HH#4017-306, is available.