I bought this as a gift for my mother. She think this skillet is too big, but I believe she will get used to it eventually, because this skillet is easy to manevour though its size is big. and more important, I believe this is from the best non-stick skillet manufacturer. Regarding the health damage from aluminum cookware? I don't worry it too much. It has already been hard anaoized, and in today's world, manufacturers tend to use more resource rich material rather than rare metals for producing. 20 years ago, aluminum cookware is very popular, and considered an advancement of technology since it is light and durable. today's technology is far more advanced than 20 years ago. Also we live in this world, and there is always imperfection. We breath the air, but somebody is smoking, and some industry plant is emitting pollutions to the air. Same logics to our daily life. There is no 100% perfection! With the strict laws and regulations in North Amerian countries, I believe even there is some damage to people's health, it is restricted to minimum stage. At least for this 20 years, I have not heard anyone need to be diagnosed for using aluminum cookware. Today 's technology is advanced enough, but there are still imperfection there, and lots of room need for advancement. Anyhow, human being have thousands years civilization, but there might be tens of thousands years for continous advancement. I don't have the ability to know what the final advanced technology will look like, but I draw conclusion from past histiry, the future will be bright and good.