I have a large collection of backpacking cookware, and find that the MSR Blacklite pots and pans are some of the most durable items out there. I used one set over a total of more than 18 weeks of cooking and barely saw any wear. In addition, I like to do "real" cooking rather than just heating water. I is difficult to get something to stick to the blacklite pots, and they are a joy to clean. Heat is very well distributed across the bottom of the pan, even if I use a narrow flame stove. I see the frying pan is at REI outlet now for $9.93. I've used the frying pan to fry, but also use the pots to fry since they are not too deep to access the food. My frying pan is a bit over 4 ounces without the pot grabber, and a little over 7" diameter.