Long time I was thinking that I want to bring this iron pan from Japan. The reason it took so long time to decide was very heavy weight. So I was looking for something similar which I could get in London but there isn't any. Finally I brought back this to home in London. Today is first day to use it. This iron pot perform quite multi purpose; for pan fry, deep fry, stew, hot pot etc... I'm sure I will heavy use this iron pot.