This is a follow-up to my previous comment just upon receiving this skillet. Though everything about this skillet's appearance, finish and construction is very good, the very reason I bought it for -- for my food not to burn or stick to the skillet -- sadly isn't there. Food gets burnt and sticks to the bottom EASILY and quite quickly EVEN if I use a low heat/flame and plenty of good quality oil or butter Once it happens, to clean it takes an arm and a leg. Following instructions to use Brillo pads, made issues even worse: the shiny surface got scratched and had gray streaks from the pad. To clean it I used an old advice given to me by a Cust. Service for my Koehler's white enamel kitchen sink: in order to remove metal scratches and marks in my sink, to use a wine cork for rubbing problem areas with either Comet or Ajax.kitchen scratch-free cleaners. I did it and only then did all the Brillo pads' scratches from the shiny surface of the skillet disappear. Next, contrary to what they say, that the skillet takes a long time to heat, it heats up VERY quickly and any oil/butter you add to it even on a small-medium flame starts to burn within 1-2 minutes max.. You have a false sense of security that though the skillet is big and heavy, it behaves like its cast iron counterpart. Absolutely not! Even though the food might not get all the poison leaking from Teflon, Nickel or other metals used in other brands skillets, food that gets burnt in my 100% ceramic is of little consolation. So, be aware of this fact when you weigh ecological goodness vs. possibility of having your dinner burnt. I thought that with a purchase of this unique skillet my search for a non-stick frying pan/skillet would be over, but sadly that was not my experience with this greatly coined, but still lacking kitchen utensil. So, it's with some reservations that I can recommend this skillet to prospective buyers.