The oven safe handle is really impressive. Comfy and soft. The pan has a heavier weight than the Calphalons that I'm used to. The non-stick wraps to the exterior of the pan so cleanup is effortless. I haven't noticed any flavours imparted by the non-stick and nobody has had an adverse reaction to it. My bird hasn't died from the fumes (yet?) but I keep an exterior-venting fan on while cooking.