This warming tray works great to keep some of my smaller side dishes warm, which makes serving dinner for a crowd so much easier! it is very nice looking, too, so a good addition to the buffet table. Overall, I am pleased with the purchase and would recommend. The one caveat is that the casserole dishes are not very big so don't plan on using for lasagna or ziti or the main dish, although if you did something like a chicken marsala and then used both pans it would work but I find they are really better for the side dishes - vegetables, rice, etc. Bon apetit!