It's quite a heavy thing, and works very well for frying, baking, boiling, braising, slow simmering -- pretty much everything. It's the most useful piece of kitchen equipment I own.
Do you have a pot or pan you reach for every time you cook? I'd love to see what you're using. If you feel like it, please take a photo of your favourite cooking pot and give me a link so I can see it. I know it's an odd request! :)