I'm not sure if you have TV infomercials on the Dry Cooker, but we do have them here in Romania. It's a teflon pan with some bumps in the middle that is supposed to help you cook more healthy because you use less oil. My mom got it from TV, paid the price (~$24), and started using it immediately. Wouldn't you know, after using it 5 times, the teflon started scratching off the bottom. Mind you, mom used only wooden spoons with it. Teflon scratching off the bottom can actually be very toxic in your body and lead to a number of diseases. She threw it away. She got a more expensive ceramic pan which truly helps her cook more healthy. So my word of the wise is: Don't buy it if you see it on TV!