This was to replace my old Rival skillet which I had for many years. Heats evenly, heating control works beautifully and is easy to read, a dream to clean, stem vent on lid is adjustable, can be submerged to clean, rubber feet keep it from moving around on counter, underside of skillet is same finish as inside of skillet, love the large size, excellent value for the money. I had purchased another skillet previously, which I found in one review (http://www.bestadvisor.com/kitchen-a...c-skillets)and
sent it back because it looked like it had been used and bottom element was exposed and you could not submerge it to do a decent cleaning job on it. I would highly recommend this skillet and would have given it 6 stars if I could!