Comparing prices of woks, I was nervous I might be getting something I would be underwhelmed with. But I wasn't willing to spend the $70 - $200 that some of them cost. I currently have an electric coil unit surface to cook on, but anticipate a gas range, and wanted a wok that would work on both. This is a beautiful and wonderful pan! For it's debut in my kitchen, I made enough chicken stir fried rice to feed 50 people in it (in several batches of course), and it worked perfectly, heat distribution was great, and the clean up was surprisingly easy! I did clean it while it was still quite warm, which I think would be important. I have normally cooked with non-stick, and was worried this would be a big pain to clean. But I loved it! I may move away from the non-stick after this experience. Good value. Fortunatley I was able to make a place in the cupboard for it -- it's not small!