This is my all time fave cast iron combo. I have a large number of Lodge products and I also have quite a few cast iron pans and skillets that I've collected from estate sales, yard sales, piles of "trash" beside the street, etc. I just ordered the 5 impression corn stick pan as well as the "Traditional Southern" cookbook (in hopes of finding a great corn pone recipe since my Grandmama's recipe died with her!) This combo set is the bomb. As others have commented, I also use the "skillet" part more than the deep fryer part. The fact that they fit together as top and bottom, no matter which you're actually cooking in is great. Only wish they had a larger version (like a 12 inch size). BTW, also LOVE the silicone lined (fabric) hot handle holders. I have several sets of them and they are invaluable!