From the comfortably arched handles to the stylish flared silhouettes, the Calphalon Contemporary line is designed to please. Looks aren't everything however, and this cookware line is not simply another pretty face! No indeed, this collection is constructed of heavy gauge aluminum, reknowned for its fast and even heating, and it's lined with durable non-stick for easy clean up and low fat cooking. Lids are of tempered glass to allow visual monitoring of the cooking process. An open skillet for frying or sauteing, and a lid, for when you want to cook with moist heat. This very versatile peice will come in handy for everything from quickly sauteing shrimp to simmering chicken in a wine sauce. The small size of this pan makes it ideal for singles or for cooking fairly small quantities.