The 9 1/2 inch diameter copper sauce pot with bronze handle is lined with stainless steel and constructed of solid copper. This sauce pot is safe for cooking and allows for easy cleaning. It is used for slowly heating foods and stews over a long period of time. The stew pan comes with a lid to help control heat and keep in moisture. The two short handles are made of heavy bronze and are solidly affixed with copper rivets for durability. The outer surface is polished for a smooth and glossy finish.