The deeper design of the chef's pan allows flavors to mix while cooking one-dish entrees or family size sides. This versatile pan works well for anything from pasta sauces to tossed vegetables. Cuisinart Chef's Classic non-stick hard anodized exterior is harder than stainless steel. The anodized exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear resistant for extra durability and professional performance. The premium nonstick cooking surface is reinforced with titanium and provides lasting food release, healthier nonfat cooking options, and an easy cleanup. The hard anodized construction heats quickly, spreads evenly, and eliminates hot spots! 6354-24H is guaranteed to last a lifetime.