I have already seasoned it and used it as a pizza stone for 2 x 6 inch pizza and for making burgers and onions at the same time. Putting it over a flame gives you excellent control over the hotspots on the plate to control the cooking. Overall, very good value for money and highly recommended as an accompaniment to your cast iron cookware. Don't forget to buy a Lodge iron press if you intend to make burgers. Worth the money.