Ballarini is recognized globally as a top brand for high-end non-stick cookware, produced in a state of the art factory in Italy. The Rialto line of cookware is made of heavygauge aluminum for long-lasting durability and quick even heating with no hot spots. Enjoy healthy cooking without the use of oils. The Granitium non-stick coating with ceramicand titanium is free of pfoa, nickel and heavy metals. Rialto features a patented thermo point heat indicator on the handle which changes colour. When the temperature of the pan changes,a red marker indicates the pan is ready for cooking and green lets you know when the pan is safe to touch and wash.