My fiancee got me this as a gift after I made my first roast in my new roasting pan. Previously, I had been using the (pretty cheap) fork that came in my barbecue set, and this fork makes a huge difference! The handle is really comfortable to hold, and its a nice long fork, which gives you really good control of the meat (leverage!). Plus, the whole thing is just really sturdy; there's no flexing in the fork while carving or moving, even with a huge roast. The tines are nice and long, so they really plant themselves in the meat. Plus, the fork is really nice looking, the metal was really easy to clean, and there aren't places where food can easily get trapped. very nice!