Dollar for dollar, these are the best value non-stick fry pans we have ever found. We sell 'em to the restaurants in the area - they love them because they are even heating and very durable. The pan is cast aluminum and the lining is a commercial non-stick. I have personally owned one of these for almost 20 years and it still reach for it when cooking up an omelet or fritatta. Each pan has a silicone handle so that you don't burn your hand. Hand wash only.