The Texsport Cast Iron Griddle is heavy-duty Cast Iron Cookware is practically indestructible. Made to last. Popular Cast Iron has been the mainstay of cookware for years. Especially on the old fire stove and open flame. The thick construction holds heat longer than other types. Can be seasoned lightly with cooking oil to add lasting flavor and to resist sticking. Takes loads of punishment without worries of scratching or peeling. Wont corrode, tarnish or absorb food flavors. Dishwasher safe. Why cast iron? Look: Long lasting durability for years of use; Resistant to chipping and warping; Greater heat distribution and retention; Keeps food warm longer; Easy-to-clean surface; Hang-up / carry handles; Dual purpose - smooth side up or reverse for ribbed side up. Twin carry handles. Weighs 28 3/4 lbs.