Prima Matera is "The Way of the Future". This revolutionary copper cookware has a special innovative ferro-magnetic bottom which makes this collection the first and only copper cookware that is induction ready. This pan is 90-Percent copper and 10-Percent stainless with a gloss polish finish. It is 2mm thick copper stainless steel. The handle is riveted ergonomic and made of cast stainless steel with a stay cool result. Copper is an extraordinary conductor of heat, particularly suited for French cooking and reducing. Copper provides perfect heat distribution not just on the bottom but up the sides as well which is perfect for delicate preparations such as sauces.