The Demeyere Atlantis line offers superb performance. Demeyere has a different philosphy than All Clad. The company only uses cladding on certain items. This saucepan is not cladded excepted on the bottom where it has outstanding construction and the sides work very well with this construction. I purchased a saucepan from both the Apollo line and the Atlantis line. The Atlantis 3.2 qt saucepan is my favorite and I always make the tomato sauce from the Mario Batali cookbooks in it. The sauce cooks so well in this. The lid has a great handle that is easy to grip. If you are serious about cooking, not solely devoted to a stainless lined heavy copper pan, and want something of beauty and performance, try this line out. You will be pleased.