The ridges raise food so fats drip down and away from the food allowing for low fat grilling. A channel around the edge of the pan collects cooked-off fat. This pan is great for grilling meats, fish, vegetables or sandwiches and the non-stick surface makes cleanup effortless. The beautiful porcelain enamel exteriors are stain resistant and easy to clean. The silicone and stainless steel handles look great, feel comfortable, and are double riveted for added strength and the heavy gauge construction heats up quickly and evenly, reducing "hot spots" that can burn foods.