This pan does not have any harsh chemicals added to it, it's eco friendly and a very safe pan to cook with in your home. It's also very durable and made to last. I've owned it for awhile now and use it when I want to make stir frys or dishes that I can let sizzle on the stove for awhile under a low temperature. . It can and will cook your food very fast so be wary that you should let your food cook under a low tempature with this pan. It heats up really quickly and easily. I like the handle. It doesn't get hot, it's easy to grip and it's durable. It will last as long as the pan lasts, which I honestly believe will be a very very long time. I like dishes that are easy to clean, I wouldn't say that this wok was the easiest to clean but it's not the hardest either. It all depends on what you cook in it as well. It does have a non stick surface but that only means that the food won't stick as easily in my opinion. Food can and will still stick but just not as bad. Constant stirring when cooking helps eliminate sticking with this pan. A dab of oil before cooking your food helps as well.