Very nice to have a heavy, small, non-stick stew pot. Good smallish size still has enough room for chili or pasta sauce for four. Brown in batches and simmer forever with easy clean-up and no worry about burning bottom or hot spots. Unlike classic sauce pans, the lid fits tight without a pouring spout. This helps low and slow cooking. This is already my go-to pot when cooking for four or less people. Super value at discounted price of $80.