Super good tool to add to your cookery
This griddle came to me with almost perfect seasoning. I had to do very little prior to my first use as far as getting it ready for some stir fry. A little wipe with a clean cloth and then a faint blush of oil and I was ready to go. The onions were amazing as was the ground turkey, celery and garlic. Plus, all was ready in less than 15 minutes. Clean up was almost as quickly accomplished as the pre-seasoning process and it was ready to use another day. I loved the silicone sleeve as it made stirring so much easier than if wearing a glove and my additional spatula made turning, flipping and moving around a breeze. I do love the Smithey ironware and all the wonderful things I can make for my family using these pans. This griddle joins 3 other fry pans of different sizes of Smithey which store right next to a cast iron skillet used by my mom, her mom and her mom before her. I am now 76 years old, so that tells everyone how long cast iron lasts if treated just right. Take care of your tools and they will take care of you!