The Paderno World Cuisine Grand Gourmet is a very durable, thick-walled stainless steel skillet that heats evenly and is suitable for home cooks and professionals alike. It does not warp easily and is dishwasher safe.
Pro No rivets to collect grime
This skillet's handle is welded on, so the inside surface is even and undisrupted by rivet heads. Food residue, grime, and bacteria get in the cracks between the rivet heads and the pan's surface; it can take a lot of work with a fine brush to clean the rivets effectively.
Con Has no complementing glass lid
Paderno does not make glass lids for the skillets, only stainless steel (available for purchase separately), so a third party lid might be needed. Stainless steel lids can go in the oven and can handle high heat; however, a see-through glass lid makes it a lot easier to check on food without losing the steam or the heat.