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. This high quality carbon steel pan is suitable for searing as its thickness allows for long pre-heating at high temperatures. This pan has a flat iron handle affixed with rivets. - Heavy Duty Carbon Steel Frying Pan-Dia 19 5/8 x H 2 1/4. Excellent heat conductor. Withstands high temperatures. Induction ready. Commercial quality. Lasts a lifetime.