The Calphalon 8-in. Nonstick Skillet is a flat, heavy-bottom pan with a wide surface to provide even heat. The sloped sides are designed for easy tossing and rolling. The revolutionary Slide Nonstick surface releases foods effortlessly, essential for creating tender omelette's and delicate sauces. And a specially textured Sear Nonstick surface that seals in flavor to create juicy braised beef, tuna and vegetables. Each surface is designed to enhance the specific cooking purpose of the pan.