As the second generation of LTD, LTD2 offers the only hard anodized cookware that is dishwasher safe. The revolutionary exterior coating technology not only gives the product the dramatic satin black appearance, but also will resist stains and abrasion while maintaining its shape and flatness. LTD2 features five-ply technology, including five alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum, which give the product unsurpassed heat responsiveness. LTD2 is safe on all stovetops - except induction and backed by a lifetime warranty. An essential part of any kitchen, sauce pans simmer, boil and warm our food gently. One small and one large sauce pan are recommended for the well-equipped kitchen.