Wow...I was expecting a monster of a griddle when I ordered it, and I definitely got a monster of a griddle (when they say it's 40 lbs, they mean it)! It was a bit of a challenge to season since it is so large. It didn't fit in our oven, and we have a pretty standard sized oven. Works like a charm on our gas stove - finally found the secret to making the best pancakes, and it cooks everything from scallops to vegetables so perfectly!!! You can easily cook an entire meal for two all at once on that thing! In order to season it, we had to season one half of the griddle at a time on our outdoor gas grill - proved to be an adventure, but we managed just fine! It would probably fit onto most standard grills, but we have a small one since it's just my husband and me. The heat distributes amazingly, and I know that this griddle will be an heirloom...it is pretty solid! My husband was given his family's cast iron gumbo pot, and I gotta say, that thing makes the best jambalaya after decades of being seasoned. I know that this griddle will join the gumbo pot in the family culinary jewels!
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I'm known for my delicious soups and have bought numerous pots. This is a keeper! 20 quarts is larger than most found in stores. It has a substantial bottom which is necessary to prevent the scorching and sticking of thick soups like split pea. I'm happy to report that a batch of it did not stick or scorch. I also used pot to soak a 12 lb. ham before baking. Pot cleans easily. The glass top makes checking on simmering food convenient. Its vent prevents lid from rattling while contents are boiling. Look carefully to see that the exterior of the pot is shiny at the top and becomes matte finish after a few inches. Its thick handles make it a challenge to hang from my pot rack. Its "bowling ball" material-type handles and knob might restrict its oven use to very low temperatures.
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