The Contemporary Stainless sauté pan heats evenly and efficiently, delivering excellent browning, delicious caramelization, and superior cooking control. Straight sides maximize your flat cooking surface. The thick bottom prevents scorching, yet responds exceptionally well to subtle adjustments in temperature--essential for fast-cooking methods like sautéing. The low profile prevents foods from steaming while giving you easy access with utensils. Calphalon's sauté pans are designed for easy cooking, easy cleanup, and maximum performance.