This pan was great for heating soups, and canned stews, canned Ravioli.It is faster than a Microwave, and heats evenly.The biggest problem is the non-stick coating starts to flake off, and bubble,which I find unhealthy,I wish it was made with a better coating.It is a handy pan to have around.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
So nice when cooking for one or two people. Easy to clean. Not heavy. Just right for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Even boil water for a cup of tea or instant coffee. Cook Ramen noodles or heat leftovers in it. Warm leftover pizza. Please Don't send your child off to college without one of these. They won't starve with this around.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend