You follow different rules for sauteing, depending on what you're cooking, but you can use the MC2 3-qt. Nonstick Saute Pan by All-Clad every time. Originally designed for professional chefs, All-Clad pans have 3 layers, bonded together to ensure even heating. The pure aluminum core is fused between a brushed aluminum-alloy exterior and a hand-polished 18/10 stainless steel cooking surface, which won't react with food. The long, stay-cool handle, non-corrosive rivets and expertly fitted lid all are stainless steel. The MC2 cookware combines the industrial style of the brushed aluminum pan exterior with the brand's signature gleaming stainless steel "stay cool" handles. The cookware features easy-to-clean, highly polished 18/10 stainless steel cooking surfaces and thick cores of aluminum for superior heat conductivity. The 3-ply bonded construction ensures heat is evenly distributed and retained. Solid, cast-stainless handles stay cool. Lifetime warranty.