This is a wonderful skillet. It is heavy, but the helper handle makes moving it easy. The design of this skillet is great - the helper handle is needed because of the weight, the lid is an excellent fit and the small steam vents are exactly the right size, the handle is perfectly shaped and sized, and clean up was incredibly easy. The first time I used it, I fixed the messiest, most difficult to clean dish I cook (it involves cooking with lemon juice that bakes onto the pan). I had actually stopped fixing that dish as often because of the clean up required, but not with this skillet - the 12.5 inch size was bigger than I needed for the amount I usually fix, but I plan to order the other covered sauté pans to make sure I have the best size. I really love this cookware, and plan to completely replace my old pots and pans eventually with the IQ series.