for anyone considering this pan- keep an eye out for it next time and buy buy buy. I have one roommate, so I don’t get to use the pan often since I make enough food for only one or two people. this is a great family style pan. I have made soups, casseroles, hand-pressed burgers, and whole cooked chicken w/ veggies so far. this pan rocks! cooks evenly, cleans easily. it is very heavy, roughly 45-50lbs when full. the lid seals well, keeping heat and moisture trapped.