it's no surprise that Michel Roux has added a rounded chef's pan like this to his range of cookware as this extremely versatile pan is the sort of shape that professional chefs use for almost every type of cooking in restaurant kitchens. The deep curved sides let you stir or whisk sauces with ease. You could use it to boil vegetables and or even as a small wok or stir fry pan. The three ply construction guarantees that the pan will be extremely responsive to changes in heat putting the chef in complete control of even the most delicate dishes while the stainless steel inner and outer shells mean that this pan will last a lifetime. Michel Roux believes that not every piece of cookware needs to have a non stick coating. Adding stocks and sauces and other liquids to whatever you are cooking in this pan will lift any residue of the surface and add its flavour to your cooking. The lack of coating means that this pan will withstand the most vigouros stirring, mashing and beating using metal tools and utensils without sustaining damage. These are the reasons why this chef pan is has no non stick coating.