Originally designed for Russian Blini, this heavyweight 4 lb pan is perfect for searing steaks and burgers, pancakes and more. It has been pre-seasoned, and is not teflon, so it sears perfectly. It's an interesting gift too: The item was made for a large Russian Cookware company (The packaging is in Russian Language.) Note that this has been hand cast and is very rustic and unrefined in appearance, a popular look in the Russian market. The wood handle completes the handcrafted appearance.