I bought this so I could use the same dish on the hob and in the oven. It did have a couple of nicks in the lid and one on the rim (not enough to make it worth having it replaced). I cooked rice, using my usual (fool-proof) method and was disappointed that it did stick a little but it came off easily when I hand-washed it. D rings are pretty comfortable (and stay cooler than the lid handle when on the hob) and I found the weight comfortable. Will probably buy the saute pan, though would prefer it if it had a shorter handle (for when using in the oven).