The open design of the fry pan maximizes the cooking surface and makes it easy to rearrange food as it is cooking. The cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors plus it heats quickly and spreads heat evenly, eliminating hot spots. Meyer Open Fry pan is made with thick gauge aluminum that heats up evenly right up to the sides, eliminating hot spots on the pan that cause unevenly-cooked and burnt food. Stainless steel handles coated with silicone provides better grip and prevents handle from getting hot during cooking. Non-stick coating makes cleanup easier. Suitable for all stoves including induction cookers.