I bought this to test out the Sear Smart tech - KNOWING, that there is no such thing as a non stick pan you can sear in. WELL - I was wrong. I put it to the test making pancakes - which I usually make in a cast iron skillet because we like the crispy edges you get. This pan made perfectly cooked, golden brown pancakes with the crispiest of edges and we used so little oil as opposed to the cast iron. I use this pan almost everyday now and I'm hooked. Best cookware EVER!!!