As the second generation of LTD, LTD2 offers a revolutionary exterior coating technology that 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. The nonstick pans in the LTD2 collection have a reinforced nonstick system for excellent release, durability and easy clean-up. LTD2 nonstick pans should be cleaned by hand with a fine powder cleanser or dishsoap. LTD2 is safe on all stovetops - except induction and backed by a lifetime warranty. Ideal for sautéing, frying and searing, the high-sided sauté pan is also useful in cooking fresh pasta sauces, and any dish that requires liquid added to sautéed ingredients.