First the PROS: I was really looking forward to getting this pan. I love making lasagna, and hubby likes his loaded with lots of meat, while I go meatless. I have always wanted to be able to cook just two rows of lasagna, one for him, one for me. But traditional pans basically forced me to make 3 rows at a time because each row leans on the one next to it and that is what keeps it all in shape and not sliding all over the place. So I always had to cook more than I wanted to at a time. Yes, I know that leftovers are not a bad thing...................But the problem for me was that to make a lasagna that big to begin with you have to make around 18 noodles at a time. It takes forever to boil that much water and you have to have a very big pot to hold that much water and noodles and keep them at a rolling boil for the whole 9 minutes. I actually have a huge pot that I store in my garage that I ONLY use for boiling lasagna noodles. Well, guess what? I was able to use my regular pot to boil the water and noodles since I was only boiling 12 noodles to make the two rows of lasagna. That was a real timesaver. To me, the assembly is the most time consuming part of making lasagna. This was much faster. And because the noodles fit the pan lengthwise to begin with, I didn't have to cut noodles down to size to fit. I have actually done that before when using 2 loaf pans to make us "individual" lasagna portions.
Now the CONS: It is actually wider than the width of average aluminum foil, so covering it while baking meant that I wasn't able to mold the foil around the sides of the pan to keep any sauce from boiling over. Might be better to think ahead and place this on a cookie sheet so it doesn't leave a mess on the bottom of the oven if you go really high on the layering. I did 6 noodles high and that was as high as I think you could ever take it without having spillover. MY BIGGER COMPLAINT is that they should have included a fitted lid to fit on top of the pan, not to be used during baking, but for storing leftovers in the fridge for a day or two, especially since foil really doesn't fit this pan properly. I had to transfer the cooked pieces to a tupperware for storage, so now an extra item to have to wash, not counting whatever I have to use to reheat the lasagna up in. That really bugs me.
Second small issue. The description on Amazon does say it is dishwasher safe. But the manufacturer neglected to print that anywhere on the actual package, so I wasn't sure when I got it. I went ahead and washed it in the dishwasher. It came out fine. And best of all, the nonstick surface really did clean up the first time. I have certainly had to scrub lasagna pans before, especially glass ones, the dishwasher never get the baked-on food cleaned off completely the first time. But this one really came out clean, even areas where sauce and cheese had burned on. However, the pan is so big that it took up the entire rack and I was only able to put my silverware basket and one bowl next to it while I ran the dishwasher. I'll probably hand wash it next time. It is pretty big being that it has space between the 3 channels, plus a rim around the entire pan. I had to drop the dishwasher rack tines down to make it fit, and again, it really took up almost the entire rack.
Smaller issue: Nothing too serious, but I thought worth mentioning. First, the average lasagna noodle does fit very well lengthwise, but the channels they created actually are more narrow at the bottom than they are at the top. So the first two noodles I stacked had the curly edges kind of fold upwards. No big deal, just thought it was odd that they made it that way instead of just simply the same exact width from the top to the bottom of each channel. Not sure the reason behind designing it that way. Maybe it helps it to keep its shape when you cut into it. The included spatula is great, by the way. Fits perfectly and the design really digs the lasagna out without the piece falling apart on you. So kudos on the design of the spatula.
I can see using this pan for other baked goods down the road. Also worth mentioning, this pan is not boxed so you can't store it in its original box between uses, if you like to do that.
UPDATE: Do not leave this pan to soak to remove baked on food. I did and it got a very fine dusty area of rust. I scrubbed it thinking it was sauce, but after I dried it, the spot came back and thats when I realized it was actually rust, not dried on sauce. That was somewhat scary to me. Don't want to be eating rust. It does clean up easily when scrubbed, so stick to that or the dishwasher, but again, I wouldn't soak this pan.