Absolutely fantastic pan. Having never used cast iron to cook before, I was hestitant after reading about all the "extra" maintenance requirements for cast iron. But I took the chance anyway and purchased one off of Amazon and have never looked backed. Steaks have never tasted better than they being cooked on this pan. It being cast iron, it can also be used in the oven or on a charcoal BBQ. So it is super versatile and it cooks so evenly. The preseasoning on all Lodgeware is amazing and so easy to maintain.