We received this as a wedding gift and I'm so glad we did. It's the kind of pot that you need to have, and it will last for foreeeever. I'll be handing this over to my grandkids someday. I won't lie. It's big. It's clunky. It weighs about 80 pounds (ok not that much but it sometimes feels like it does). But there is nothing that I would rather have in my kitchen. It cooks stew. Roasts. Sourdough bread from your pandemic sourdough starter. It can do it all. It's super easy to clean and really does last and last. We've used it at least once a week for over a year and it looks the same as the day we got it.