I love my LeCreuset pans (going on 30 years--I have 12 of them). I also have lots of stainless steel pans and cast iron skillets. I do not, however, own non-stick coated pans. I have fibromylgia (sp) and arthritis and do not have a problem (yet) with lifting the LeCreuset or cast iron pans out of the oven (except when I fill the lasagna pan--that can be a bit heavy). I do covet, however, a wall-mount oven and think everyone should have one rather than lifting pans out of a conventional oven that is below a stove.