Utilizing STONEHENGE, a safe and natural stone-derived coating from Germany, the Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri is the world's leading frying pan, delivering non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PFOA, a harmful chemical used in traditional cookware. Conventional pans achieve their non-stick performance with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. According to the EPA, once ingested PFOA is capable of remaining in people for a very long time and has been shown to cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals. With the Stone Earth Pan's stone-derived coating from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful substances are ever released into the environment. This is because the Stone Earth Pan utilizes a natural coating derived from nature - not from a laboratory. The Stone Earth Pan's stone-based coating is completely free of PFOA and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Stone Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used and cleaning is a breeze. The Stone Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. STONEHENGE coating made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final pan assembly in China.