Not even the most expensive stainless steel or aluminum cookware can rival the even heating, heat retention, versatility, value and durability of a cast iron skillet. What other cookware can fry, saute, grill, roast, stew and bake at the expectation level of great chefs? The even heating of cast iron is necessary for golden, tender, perfectly pan-fried chicken. Slow simmering roasts, stews and soups depends on the heat retention that cast iron offers. A kitchen's most essential item, the 5 Quart deep skillet comes with a convenient assist handle and glass lid which is tempered for safety and is dishwasher safe. The knob is oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. For more than 100 years, Lodge has been perfecting the proces of making cast iron cookware. They formulate just the right metal chemistry, created exacting mold tolerances for their castings, and developed the perfect wall construction for the best even heating found in cookware. No other cast iron cookware is made to Lodge's strict standards. 12" diameter, 3-1/4" deep.