Having tried several covered cake pans in the past with cheap quality plastic lids that cracked after several uses, I was happy to find an aluminum pan with an actual aluminum lid that I thought would likely stand up to lots of use. While it remains to be seen how long this pan and lid will actually last, I have to say my early impressions are less than delighted. The pan and lid are made of rather thin aluminum (despite the "professional" designation on the packaging, the weight of the product feels anything but), and the lid does not easily snap on and off the pan - I had to take a butter knife and pry one end of the lid to get it to fit somewhat correctly. The edges of the lid are also surprisingly sharp and need to be handled with care to avoid cutting oneself. The cake my husband baked in it came out evenly browned and done just right, so in terms of baking quality, so far so good. I'm still somewhat disappointed with the quality of the pan - a thicker construction, heavier weight, and more attention to the fit between the pan and the lid would be positive improvements.