The Stainless Steel Collection from Le Creuset is expertly crafted by European artisans for superior performance. The three layer construction features a full aluminum core bonded between stainless steel. The iconic three-ring design on the lid mirrors the same pattern from Le Creuset’s renowned enameled cast iron cookware. The Braiser is the perfect vessel for searing and slow-cooking. This Stainless Steel version evenly distributes heat and locks in moisture with its snug-fitting lid. The 3-layer construction provides many of the benefits of cast iron without the weight, for those who prefer a lighter weight pan.