A Comal is a smooth flat griddle used in parts of Central and South America to cook foods especially spices, tortillas, meats and arepas. This Comal is made of iron. Measures approximately 12 inches in diameter. Weights 1.8 pounds. Special preparation and seasoning needed before first use. Not dishwasher or microwave safe. The use of soap is not recommended - special care instructions available or look up cast iron care on the web.