European design and style . Ergonomically designed, distinctive natural wood handle (Ash) . Will not warp . Heats evenly and quickly . Cooking surface is finished with a triple layer and exterior with a double layer of Dupont "Autograph 2 Gourmet Non-Stick" . Pyrex high-dome lids . Vacuum cast aluminum body is energy efficient . Inside depth is 2.5 in. for 9.5 in. model Pans are made from superior vacuum-pressure cast aluminum and guaranteed never to warp. The 3 layer interior along with the 2 layer exterior protects your food from sticking and burning. The Tradition line comes with wooden handles to allow safe and easy transport from stove to tabletop.
From the Manufacturer
This 4-quart sauté pan is part of the Berndes Tradition line of cookware. Tradition cookware is manufactured using vacuum-pressure casting. High-grade aluminum alloys are melted and forced into a mold, ensuring the absence of air bubbles and resulting in a thick base, thin sides, no interior rivets, lightweight construction, and a perfectly flat bottom that never warps. The aluminum base delivers excellent heat distribution and is perfect for gas, electric, and ceramic stovetops.
The cookware's interior and exterior nonstick surfaces ensure easy cleanup and the coating is guaranteed to never chip, crack, peel, blister, or come off. The nonstick surface allows the user to cook by adding little or no fat. Berndes does nonstick right--in 1975, DuPont and Berndes were the first companies to launch nonstick cookware in Europe. Users are not recommended to use metal utensils with Tradition cookware.
The cookware's rustic wooden handles are cool to the touch on the stovetop. In addition, the cookware may be used in the oven when wrapped with foil. Tradition cookware should not be washed in the dishwasher, as the handles may dry out from the heat.