I used this handy little pan to cook up a pot of spaghetti tonight. I fried the ground beef, onions and garlic, added tomato paste and 2 cans of tomatoes, 6 oz of cooked spaghetti and about a cup of frozen corn and it held it all with room to spare! The smaller size fits easily on the smaller burners of my stove, which is very convenient for me as I have only two burners and the smaller is in the front. The size is also convenient if you want to cook and serve in the same pan; you can put it directly on the table, and the warm pan and lid keep your food warm between servings. Clean-up was easy too! Unfortunately, it is not made to be used with an induction cooktop--when I ordered it, I hoped it would be; but I'm very happy with it nonetheless, as it is unlike any of my other pans in size and functionality.