Not even the most expensive stainless or aluminum cookware can rival the even heating, heat retention, durability, healthfulness, and value of this cast iron skillet. Its legendary cooking performance keeps it on the list of kitchen essentials for great chefs and home cooks alike. It's seasoned to a treasured black patina with 100% natural vegetable oil before it leaves the foundry. This offers a healthy approach to non-stick cooking and eliminates the time and effort of home seasoning. Preseasoned and ready to use. Made in the USA.