The Pampered Chef baker does a great job of cooking meat and leaving it very moist. Because of the heavy stoneware it cooks faster and more evenly than most other oven pans. It is a little pricey, but the quality is good and worth the investment. I have given the baker as a wedding gift. Performance The Baker cooks food evenly and faster than other oven pans. I have even cooked partially frozen meat and had it comes out fine. It does a good job in the microwave as well. Ease of Cleaning As with all Pampered Chef stoneware you do not use soap to clean it. I use a Pampered Chef nylon scraper and sometimes a nonstick scrubber and hot water. Everything comes off very easily. Durability The baker is very durable. It is made of stone so If it was dropped I am sure it would break. It does not seem to chip easily. Design The oval shape holds quite a good size cut of meat. The lid fits well and really keeps the meat moist. The stone allows for even baking. Doesn't Stick I have had no problems with food sticking on the baker.