I like this skillet and it is tough as nails. As most do when a product has claims of excellance you try to prove it wrong. I don't know why human nature works that way. But with this all the claims are true. I could not prove any wrong and I have another cook in the family that would love this pan and I will have to buy another to put under the tree! I do recommend this as a gift to someone else or just for you. Well done to the seller.