The Calphalon Signature Stainless Steel 2.5-qt. Shallow Sauce Pan with Cover is made with five layers of metal that deliver exceptionally even heating and precise temperature control. Three inner layers of aluminum spread heat evenly across the entire pan, while two stainless steel outer layers provide a stunning and durable surface that is dishwasher safe and induction capable. Shallow saucepans have shorter sides than regular sauce pans, making it easier to prepare risotto, sauces or gravy. With rounded corners for easy stirring, the saucepan is finished with a beautiful brushed stainless steel handle.