I am very happy with this pan. It is sturdy and well made, and just heavy enough to give it a feeling of stability on the stove, without being too heavy to lift and move around when it is full of food. I especially like that the non-stick surface is metal utensil safe, per the manufacturer's instructions that came with the pan. I use the pan almost daily, cooking a variety of dishes, including soups and chili, hot cereals, steaming veggies, frying eggs and hamburgers, and most other stove stop meals. I have not yet used it in the oven, but it is rated up to 500 deg F, and I plan to cook a roast or chicken soon. It has become my everyday cook pan, and it is kept on top of our stove, for easy reach, rather than in the cupboard. The handles on the sides of the pan and the lid are large and comfortable to hold, and do not get hot on the stove. (Of course,I expect they will get hot in the oven.) This pan is a great value, heat distribution is quick and even, and clean up is qick and easy. Even melted cheese from cheeseburgers did not stick. I highly recommend this for any home cook.