With its wood handle, the Nordic Kitchen Cookware Sauté Pan is both rustic and elegant. The steep high sides make it equally suitable for sautéing, simmering as well as the light frying of vegetables and meat and also frying over a high heat with only a minimum of fat.The Nordic Kitchen Cookware Series is designed with a raw cast-iron look but is, in fact, made of aluminium to offer excellent and efficient heat-conducting properties. Lightweight and easy to handle in the kitchen, the pots and pans in the series all have a PFOA-free, PTFE four-layer non-stick Slip-Let® coating, reducing the need for fat when cooking and making them even easier to clean. Each one is finished with an oak wood handle that ensures a firm grip during use. Because aluminum conducts heat so efficiently, the handle mat get hot during use, so we recommend using pot holders at all times.