I have had other cast irons and they have all had food stick to them. But was always worth the use compared to using Teflon. I bought one Smithy to see how it stood up to the sticking problem. Well… Its Amazing! All you need is a normal amount of oil to cook with and everything glides over the pan like butter. I’m so impressed and excited to build my entire pan collection! Even my hubby that is a hard sale because he loves how Teflon don’t stick. Was like, wow those pans are great!