1. Exceptional durability at just 1/3 the weight of cast iron. 2. Even heat distribution & reduced energy consumption. 3. Advanced nonstick performance. 4. Healthy cooking with reduced oil 5. Material type: die-cast aluminum. 6. Handle: bakelite What is EcolonTM coating? EcolonTM by Neoflam is a professional grade non-stick, ceramic coating. Derived from the earth's minerals, EcolonTM is PFOA free. EcolonTM is applied to both the interior and exterior of the product, sustaining the product's durability while also facilitating convenience in cleaning.