This pan is perfect for what I wanted to use it for: sautéing and making soups, stews and chili. The straight sides are nice and high to keep ingredients and splatters in. The lid fits nice and tight when I need it to. The handles are siliconized metal, so they don't overheat or slip. They are much better than having long frying-pan handles that just get in the way. This pan goes from stove-top to oven, no problem. The non-stick surface is a plus for sautéing. My only complaint is the gauge of the metal - not as thick as I'd like, but it doesn't seem to affect the pot's ability to slowly simmer. Has worked like a champ for the last couple of months. All-in-all, I'm very happy with the purchase!