When we first got this thing I didn't like it cause it was huge. Now after using it and seeing the difference it makes I couldn't be happier. I didn't like the idea of paying nearly twenty dollars for a pan but, we argued I lost and we got the pan. Now that I have tried I like it the pan is heavy made aluminum with a nonstick surface a long silicon encased handle and three, not two three large rivets holding the handle on. I must admit I really like this pan it heats quickly and evenly. I would certainly recommend The Bakers & Chefs 12 inch non-stick fry pan to anyone seeking a high quality piece like this for their kitchen. This is my first experience with Bakers & Chef, but I will be looking for some of their other products. Over all I say this is a great product at a reasonable cost. Like the old saying goes : You Get What You Pay For" I believe that is true, at least in this case. I really like it an would and will replace it when I finally do abuse beyond use, which I will at some point.