This pan is the perfect addition to your cookware for stir frying, stewing, sauteing, steaming, braising, frying, and deep frying favorite Asian recipes and much more. The sturdy 1.8 mm carbon steel construction distributes heat quickly so food cooks evenly. Over time it will develop a natural patina for coveted non-stick cooking performance. The bamboo handle and helper handle are heat-resistant. its riveted and flat-bottomed design sits securely on any stovetop, working equally well with gas, electric, and induction. Carbon steel is easily seasoned, reseasoned, and maintained to help prevent rust. The more use the pan gets, the darker and more stick-resistant it becomes. Hand wash only.