I'll admit it .... we did it. We had talking about buying this for a few weeks. When we had the kids ( that's relative at our age, our youngest and her newly husband) over for supper last week and the stimulus had dropped, along with both paychecks and tax checks two weeks before ... we decided to pull the trigger. Man! this thing is the bees knees! We spent a little more because we wanted it NOW! Got it early enough in the day to season it and use it that evening. Used it 5-6 times already. I don't see the high-dollar stainless fathers day gift from a few years ago getting much love for the next few years!