This 13-1/4 inch skillet is a kitchen's most essential item. The even heating of cast iron is necessary for golden, tender, perfect pan-fried chicken or what ever your favorites are. No other cook ware can rival the heat retention, versatility, value, and durability of cast iron. Considered by professional chefs as a precision cooking tool. Cast iron makes for superior heat retention and even heating of foods. Properly cared for Lodge cast iron will last for generations.