This versatile pan accomplishes a wide variety of kitchen tasks - searing meat, sauteing vegetables, reducing liquids, and braising in the oven. A wide cooking surface helps you to avoid crowding so as to achieve better browning. Comfortable handles have a hollow center to help them stay cooler on the stove. The 2 side handles are excellent for oven use and serving. Heritage Steel Cookware uses 316Ti steel - a titanium-strengthened alloy which is even more durable and non-reactive than 18/10 stainless steel.