Bought this as we have another cast iron fry pan which we love. Lodge has a good name and decided to try one. It has been great, and always light rinse/clean and then season it after we use it, and is working well. This is a little smaller than our regular one, and should have got the same size as the last one. The handle gets hot , so have to keep in mind when handling. Our other one has a wooden handle which is great as don't need to worry about heat. Great Product.