The saucier pan has a contoured profile which is optimal for making sauces, risotto or sauteing vegetables. The sloping sides and rounded bottom facilitate stirring and whisking, while the triple-reinforced PFOA-free nonstick interior gives easy food release. Le Creuset’s 3 ½ quart saucier features triple layer stainless steel construction with a full base-to-rim aluminum core for superior heat distribution. The lightweight titanium-infused radiant stainless steel exterior resists scorching and corrosion at higher temperatures. Other innovative details include a three-ring lid with built-in steam vents and a dripless pouring rim which prevents spills. This is a pan which you will find indispensable.