The distinct right-angled sides of a sauté pan are better to keep foods and liquid in place – so recipes like one-dish meals generally work better in this pan. This saute pan is made in Tennessee of 5 layers including 3 layers of aluminum for heat conductivity. The handle is hollow and does not heat while pan is on the stove. It does not have a nonstick coaking but is easy to clean. This pan can be used on an induction stovetop.