Joyce Chen has teamed up with The Iron Chef, the wildly popular cooking show that sets the stage for world renown chef's to compete in a feverish, well-stocked, well-equipped stadium kitchen, to create a progressive, advanced technology cast iron cookware collection. Iron Chef cookware is produced using a new proprietary casting technology that enables the production of lightweight, thin-walled cast iron cookware. The technology involves a new process, a special alloy and unique tooling to create an iron casting with less porosity and more ductility. As a result, the casting is not as brittle as conventional cast iron ¿this translates into thinner, less heavy cast iron! Iron Chef cookware has captured the key benefits of cast iron cookware: even heat distribution, good temperature control and good heat retention. Iron Chef cookware has two coats of high-fired enamel on the outside and one coat of enamel as well as one coat of Whitford's highly durable, premium Quantanium non-stick coating on the interior. To remind us of Iron Chef'n Asian origins, the generously sized handles are made from burnished bamboo. Iron Chef cookware is a new concept in cooking. It provides all the positives of cast iron while overcoming the weight problem of traditional cast iron cookware.