This was the second circulon wok I have owned. My first wok was purchased over 5 years ago and I use it so much I simply had to order a second pan. I use it for stir fry, steaming with a chineses steamer, vegetable steamer, even cooking hot dogs. This pan is so versitle, i consider it a must in my kitchen. Overstock offers the deals on circulon even better than Amazon.