When I cook with a wok I want something with high sides so that I can actually flip vegetables and meat. This is a nicely made pan but that's all it is, a slightly larger than normal frying pan. For people that only want to steam vegetables or make a stir fry this is the ideal pan to work with and it is non-stick but it doesn't have the base size needed to make larger dishes for two or more people. The perks of the Green Earth Wok from Ozeri are numerous; it is non stick, you can buy a clear glass lid (some have the lid packaged with it for a higher price), it cleans up easily and it can be used on gas or electric stoves. The handle is a decent length so if you are cooking things with a high flame your hand won't be in the way when you are moving the wok around. The bottom of the wok has the even heat distribution ceramic design; this makes it a good pick for braising meat but the sides of the pan can cause scorching if the heat is too high and nothing is being tossed or moved around. More than a few times I ended up with scorched pieces of meat when I neglected to move the wok around to keep the sides from getting super-heated. For casual cooks, this is one of the best mid-sized woks on the market but if you need something to make large meals in you are going to find it to be too small. If you have a large standard wok that you can combine things in and want to pre-cook certain items in this, that is an option. I use this mostly to cook things for making omelets; you can cut everything up and cook them then use a regular frying pan to make the actual omelet. Ease of Cleaning If you get drips or grease on the sides, clean it up immediately or you will end up with marks on the wok.