This skillet is fantastic. The 12" size is perfect. It reminds me of my grandmothers skillets. It did come pre-seasoned as stated, but I seasoned it again, just once. It is perfect now. It is already non-stick. Normally you would have to seaon it many times to reach the non-stick catagory. I know some complained that is was to heavy. Hey, it is cast iron, what did you expect! It even states it's weight in the specs, which you can read before you purchase. I would recommend this to anyone who love skillets, and wants the best cookware. Well this is it!!!!!