The saucepan is a workhorse cooking vessel. It is a straight sided cooking vessel good for cooking soups and vegetables. This 3 quart stainless steel saucepan from MIU FRANCE has features that will impress any cook with its performance and durability. The bottom of the pan is tri-ply construction which means there is a .5mm aluminum disc sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. This allows for even heat distribution over the pan's bottom. The pan can be used for any cooking source including gas, electric, and induction. The outer side surface of the pan and lid is attractive highly polished stainless steel. The handles are hollow round stainless steel welded to each pan in such a way as to limit heat transfer from the pan body to the handle making the handles "stay cool" as long as they are not directly over a burner. Stainless steel retains its beauty long after the beginning of the pan's use. Stainless is also the preferred cooking surface of many chef's because it does not absorb any food flavors and it easy to clean. The pan and lid are dishwasher safe. This pan is 8.8 inches in diameter and 5.3 inches high. This pan carries a lifetime warranty under normal use.