I love cooking! And for that hobby of mine, I like to always have the right tools. Frying pans do not usually last a long time with me (specially the Teflon lined and others similarly priced I have had before). However, this one I am in love with, heavy duty built and beautiful polished stainless steel finish. Works great in both my ceramic top range and a small induction cooktop I have. Even got a silicone sponge to wash it!