For over 80 years Paderno (Italy) has been a leading company in the manufacturing of professional cookware and kitchen utensils. The company is constantly engaged in enhancing the quality of its products and consistently complies with the most recent laws relating to public health and safety. For this purpose the new factory in Orfengo Novara near Milan is equipped with a modern laboratory with high technology instruments (X-rays atomic absorption etc.) which enables Paderno to carry out its own chemical tests on the raw materials used and check their conformity to the standards required. Special attention is paid to the environment and to general safety. Aluminum fry pans are known and well-liked because they have excellent heat conductivity are sturdy and easy to care for. Available in five sizes they are-1/8-inch (3mm) thick throughout and are constructed of 9-gauge 3003 series aluminum. The steel handle attached by special alloy rivets comes with a removable heat-resistant silicone handle. Aluminum. Heavy duty. Excellent heat conductivity. Removable heat-resistant silicone handle. Professional quality.