Brilliant mirror-finish stainless-steel with aluminum core. The stunning mirror-polished exterior with aluminum encapsulated base heats quickly and retains heat along the bottom and side walls for professional-cooking performance. Eliminates hot spots. Satin-finish, stainless-steel interior releases food easily and maintains its smooth appearance throughout the lifetime of the cookware. This Cuisinart set features pans with flared rims to allow dripless pouring of sauces and ingredients. Helper handle on the saute pan provides firm hand control transferring the pan on and off the stove top. Signature Cool-Grip handles with solid stainless-steel rivets stay cool on the stovetop for added safety and convenience. Constructed for a lifetime of use, dual rivets are formed from stainless-steel for permanent attachment to the lids and pans. Unique to Cuisinart cookware is the tapered lid rim, that creates a tight-fitting seal to the pan, allowing retention of moisture and nutrients for healthy meals. Dishwasher-safe. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Cuisinart is an innovator of premier kitchen appliances including waffle makers, food processors, mini processors, blenders, toasters, coffeemakers, toaster ovens and cookware.