This is an excellent pan for sautéing, braising, or frying. Your food will brown beautifully and evenly with the 7 ply copper clad cooking surface, giving superior flavor to your dishes. Designed by the Master Chefs of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America to be the top performing cookware on the market, the Master’s Collection features the perfect amount of copper, surrounded by layers of aluminum and stainless steel. Each layer of metal extends to the top of the pan. This high quality construction makes for an amazingly responsive and conductive piece of kitchen equipment. The detail to design and functionality are exceptional, and will be a welcome addition to your kitchen.