Two adults + three teenagers means we go through a LOT of food. Cooking up big is a financial necessity! This pan makes it easy and fun. Well, easy except for the lifting - it's a BEAST. Huge, and cooks food beautifully. Would have given it 5 stars if it came with a lid - but realised only after I bought it that the lid is sold separately (or in combination for even better value). Food tastes wonderful.