This heavy weight grill pan is great for low fat cooking. The high ridges keeps food from dripping away and the high sides provide good splatter control. The pan gets very hot for excellent searing while the ridges produce desirable grill marks. Cast iron has long been the preferred material for grills but the lengthy seasoning process and high maintenance was discouraging. Now, Le Creuset's porcelain enameled cast iron gives you the benefits of cast iron the first time out of the box. With Le Creuset grills you can cut the fat but retain the flavor. The deep ribs separate the fat from the food allowing for healthier cooking. The grills can go on the stove or under the broiler - a rainy day will never prevent you from enjoying your favorite barbecue foods. The ribbed base sears food evenly and gives the characteristic char lines. With Le Creuset grills you can serve it with a sizzle.