Bains-marie are used to make sauces which mustn't boil, such as sauce hollandaise, or for melting chocolate. The upper part is a porcellain pan. It is placed in a second pan, stainless steel, in which the water is heated. Polished cast steel handles. Volume 800 ml, diameter 12 cm, height 16 cm, weight 2 kg, overall length 31 cm. The family company that makes this range of saucepans was founded in 1830 and has brilliantly harmonised traditional design with cutting edge technology. Each of these stainless steel pans is made up of seven layers of material: the innermost layer is 18/10 stainless steel, which means that any deposits from cooking can easily be removed. The next three layers are made of thermally conductive aluminium, which guarantees quick and even heat distribution. Then there is a further layer of 18/10 stainless steel and a layer of magnetic steel, which makes the range suitable for induction cookers. The outer finish is a layer of polished 18/10 stainless steel. Compared with a simple sandwich construction – as is the case with most saucepans on the market – this one has the advantage of 50% higher energy efficiency. Suitable for all types of stove. Polished cast steel handles. Material thickness 2.6 mm.