The 9 inch skillet is a great in-between size. Not too big for a smaller kitchen, but big enough to serve up a great meal. It makes a perfect batch of cornbread, and will last for decades. Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase. Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires. Oven safe. Sauté, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart’s content. Hand wash. Dry immediately. Rub with a light coat of vegetable oil after every use. Lodge seasoned cast iron is right at home on any heat source, except the microwave. Made in USA.