Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Saute Pan : The name evokes memories of perfect repasts in elegant little bistros, but the saute's talents extend far beyond the elegant. It is a versatile cooking tool ideal for lightly frying a variety of meats, poultry or fish. And, tightly lidded, the saute tenderly finishes the cooking process with delicious results. Inspired by French chefs, the new premium MultiClad Pro Stainless cookware helps you cook like a pro! Imported. Limited lifetime warranty. Product Features Easy-care brushed stainless-steel exterior and nonreactive stainless-steel interior Triple Ply construction features a pure aluminum core eliminating hot spots Heat Surround technology allows for even heat distribution along the bottom of and up the side walls of the cookware Pan rim is tapered to make pouring clean and easy Riveted handles are made of solid cast stainless steel for ultimate durability Cool Grip stick handle dissipates heat through a V-shaped opening at the pan juncture Handle has an opening at the end for hanging Oven safe to 500 F Freezer safe Dishwasher safe Suitable for all cook tops, including induction
I'd just bought an entire set of tri-ply clad cookware by another manufacturer, but wanted a large lidded sauté pan, too. Wishing to get the best deal on a high-performance sauté pan--and not particularly caring whether the brand was the same as the set I'd bought--I purchased THIS one sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2008.
I've never regretted my decision. I LOVE this pan! As of this writing (Jan. 8, 2009) I've already used it for more things than I can count, on the stovetop and in the oven alike. It sautés evenly, simmers wonderfully, cleans up beautifully. I even made pot roast for a crowd and baked a large pineapple upside-down cake in it! Its performance across the board is top-notch. And because it is so versatile, it delivers a lot of bang for the buck...at ANY price.