I have a 10" tribute frying pan with the plated handle and I LIKE IT. I'm using it on a quartz halogen cooktop and the pan sits flat and heats very evenly. I would say it takes about as long as an all clad or similar pan. The handle is NOT as comfortable as an all clad style and being the plated version it does heat up quite quickly. I don't have a problem with this as I chose the plated handle over the gator grip so I could use it on occasion under the broiler. I really like the construction of the pan, like an all clad, maybe just a shade thicker and really like that it has a brushed satin finish as opposed to a high polish. I plan on getting either the 12 inch frying pan or saute in the near future. It's American made and I paid about a 1/3 of what an all clad stainless would cost and find the performance to be on par.