The sloping sides of this saucier make it ideal for reducing a sauce, sauteing vegetables or simmering risotto. A rounded bottom facilitates stirring and provides a broad surface for evaporating liquids quickly. The lid helps seal in moisture and heat. Three-ply construction sandwiches a heat-responsive aluminum core between an easy-clean stainless-steel interior and exterior; interior won't react with foods. Ensures fast, even heating. Riveted stainless-steel handle stays cool on the cooktop. Ideal for use on any cooktop, including induction. Handcrafted in USA.