I got this to replace a similar sized & shaped saute pan as it had finally worn out. I thoroughly researched this Circulon Elite pan and it had good reviews. I have been using it nearly daily since I got it and I am very impressed! We have a large family so my meal are always prepared in large pans, this one being my main one. It is a nice heavy weight, is distributing heat well (we have a gas range), nothing ever sticks to it, cleanup is a breeze and I hope it will last me for years to come! The handle does not get hot (we have this problem on our gas stove that vents in the center so it tends to heat up the pan handles), has a nice comfortable grip, and is the perfect size for any meal. I can brown up to 5 lbs of ground beef in it with no worry of spilling over the sides. It's a lovely looking pan that is performing beautifully.