I now have owned this pot about a year and just love it! It is extremely versatile in shape, therefore adapts to multiple applications. I have no idea what others are carping about. If you are burning things in this on low heat, you simply are not using it right. Don't blame the pot. This pot has become the backbone of my cooking, though I bought it as an "addition": I use it for cooking pasta, stews, stir-fry, casseroles. Oven or stove top. Easy to clean. Beautiful design.