I purchased this pan because the one I had was older and food was sticking. The older pan is the same brand, type and size. I loved that pan. So I was thrilled when I found that I could still buy another of the same exact kind. The first time I used the new pan, I was made meatballs. I put a little vegetable oil on my fingers and lightly greased the pan but immediately noticed that the surface felt rather rough instead of the smooth surface my older pan had. I thought that maybe this was just a new type of surface. But when I tried browning the meatballs I was making, they stuck and tore when I tried to turn them. I'm disappointed with this product. I might used it one more time to brown or fry something and if the same thing happens I will return it.