I am a fan of CI but my wife mistreats it something fierce and makes it a bitch to clean. She will overheat food ( I will not say burns it when she is around because she might bludgeon me with the pan) and then let it dry in there overnight cuz she hates to do the dishes. I get stuck with it and it takes me half an hour to get it clean again so I hate dealing with it. I bought teflon pans just to keep me away from the sink as often. She uses the CI and I just let it sit. If she won't clean it, she can't use it My ex's grandmother had a CI pan that was very much teflon like. It was smooth and and when it was clean, you could almost see your reflection in the seasoning. Great pan.