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 versatile sauté pan, featuring a patented stay-cool handle, is perfect for browning and sautéing. The larger 4.5 quart size can accommodate larger recipes and features a helper handle for added balance and control.