Hard anodized aluminum is one of the best heat conductors around when it comes to cookware. It also heats evenly, so food cooks at a steady pace, wherever it's location in the pot or pan. Dupont Autograph 2 has been restaurant tested by professional chefs and has been found to surpass standard non-stick coatings both in performance and durability. This cookware is coated inside and out with Autograph 2 which makes cooking without added fat very easy, and which also makes cleaning up a snap. The handle is comfortable and securely riveted. The 10" skillet is admirably suited for sauteing a couple of chicken breasts or some shrimp, for a two person omelet, and for many other tasks too. No kitchen should be without one!