I couldn’t be happier with my party pan! I had tried all kinds of options to find “The Paella Pan”…this is it! We do a family paella on the grill and need even heat distribution for cooking the rice and the ability to take it to a high heat to finish the paella. This pan works perfectly…the rice was tender and perfectly cooked. The pan responds quickly to the heat of the grill. Love the durability of the carbon steel…this won’t be my last Smithey pan!