As part of Cuisinart's GreenGourmet Aluminum line of cookware, the skillet combines an earth-friendly design with high-quality materials to ensure long-lasting performance with reduced impact on the environment. The cookware's rugged aluminum construction heats up quickly and evenly, which means less energy required to achieve the desired cooking temperature, and its exclusive, scratch-resistant, ceramic-based nonstick coating (PTFE/PFOA-free and petroleum-free) helps reduce oil consumption and preserve the environment--plus it's applied at a temperature one half that of conventional nonsticks, and it won't peel off. Furthermore, its nonstick interior ensures effortless food release without the need for excess butter or oil, which means lower-fat cooking options and quick cleanup. Made from 70-percent recycled stainless steel, the skillet's long handle and opposite helper handle stay cool to the touch on the stovetop and are riveted for strength. Cuisinart also uses packaging made from 100-percent recycled materials and printed with soy ink. Oven- and broiler-safe, the cookware should be hand-washed only and carries a limited lifetime warranty.