Your grandmother was right about cast-iron pans Even in today's sophisticated, technological age, no other pan heats more evenly and consistently. Besides being an ideal heat conductor, it is inexpensive and with proper care, will last a lifetime. When well seasoned, a cast-iron pan will be stick resistant and require no additional oil. It's an old-fashioned way to cook fat free. The benefits of cast-iron pans are terrific: Foods glide out of it; it goes from stove to oven; no special utensils are needed to cook in it; it won't warp, and cleanup is a snap. Always be sure to use pot holders or mitts when handling hot cast iron pans. Size: 10-1/2 diameter. Depth: 1/2. Weight: 4.7 pounds.