Copper cookware has long been favored by professional and home chefs alike. Not only is it aesthetically appealing, but its uniform heat conductivity and temperature control are unparalleled, as it reacts almost instantly to temperature changes. Series 15500 by Paderno World Cuisine boasts these features and more in its super heat-conductive multi-layer construction (polished solid copper, aluminum and 18/10 stainless steel). This combination distributes heat from bottom to top quickly and evenly, with the added benefit of the stainless steel finish, which will not react with acidic ingredients in foods such as tomatoes and citrus. The beautiful collection is further made unique by featuring a stainless steel disc at the base, which makes the pieces suitable for all cooktops, including induction. The solid brass handles are secured by durable rivets and are finished to have a matte, antique look that boasts a truly rustic style. To extend the life of copper cookware, always wash by hand and dry immediately.