I bought this pan 8 years ago and it's the best investment I've ever made. I can use it on the stove top and then pop it into a hot oven without fear of warping. The copper color has taken on a dark patina but I think it makes it look that much better and after all, I bought it for cooking not just for looking. This is a heavy pan that can stand up to years and years of use and in time be handed down to my children. So much cookware out there today is bought and in a few years you're out there buying more cookware. There is a reason they say "you get what you pay for". This pan, and I suspect their entire line of cookware is a lifetime purchase that won't disappoint you !