The 10-inch stainless steel skillet is the workhorse of our kitchen for searing, frying and sautéing. The 12-inch 5-ply skillet can handle the biggest jobs, including a whole chicken of parts, big batches of vegetables or greens, or even for cooking our Spanish Pork and Chorizo Stew (Carcamusa) on the stovetop. Both of these pieces go from stovetop to oven (handling temperatures up to 500 degrees) and are great for everything from vegetables and sauces to meats and poultry. They are made from 5-ply professional grade stainless steel sandwiched around a pure aluminum core that provides superior heat conductivity and cooking performance. The magnetic stainless steel exterior makes this premium cookware ideal for any cooking surface, including induction cooktops. The handles are a custom ergonomic design that makes the pan easy and comfortable to lift. A great set for any kitchen.