Layers of metal in a base The base of a pan is constructed from a number of layers of metal (generally 3 to 6 layers). Each metal reacts in a unique way when heat is applied, and the specific combination of metals in the layers of the base ensures that the pan heats up efficiently.
Metals commonly used in the base of our pans:
- stainless steel
These metals are combined with a ferro-magnetic material which ensures that the pot or pan will work on an induction stovetop. The diagram shows the metals combined into a 6-layer base.