Great product, but allow me to offer a cautionary warning … if you use this skillet on a glass top stove, absolutely follow the instructions of lifting the skillet rather than sliding it. I made the mistake of not doing this and scratched my wife's stove top. To prevent future problems, I took the skillet to my work bench and turned the skillet upside down and sanded down the rough casting nubbins with a random orbital sander. I started out with a course sanding disk of 80 grit and worked up to a 220 grit. I finished up with a 400 wet/dry sandpaper to build up a slurry mix and wiped it with a paper towel between each sanding. I then turned the skillet back over and repeated the process on the top side of the bottom (the cooking side). Next step was to thoroughly wash, dry, and apply a thin coat of lard to the entire skillet and bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for an hour. This re-seasoned the surfaces. The final proof was to cook up some eggs and sausage. Wow … it was like magic. No scratching the stove glass top, no eggs sticking, even heating, nice browning, and brought back the fun of cooking. I echo the recommendation of a previous poster … the folks at Lodge need to take their casting process another step and offer a smooth casting rather than the pebble-nubbin finish. Being made in the USA is a real plus.