A skillet is usually used for open-pan cooking and also goes by the name of “frying pan” or “frypan;” these are all the same piece of cooking equipment. This skillet 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 coating but is easy to clean. This pan can be used on an induction stovetop.