The line has an aluminum core between layers of stainless steel. The helper handles double as a lid rest. This stainless cookware comes with a lifetime warranty; the nonstick has a 10 year warranty. The line is priced slightly lower than All Clad: chef's pan is $160 and the 11 inch fry pan is $100. This line launched first in the UK. After a few tweaks, the line is now making its way into the US market. We're hoping to get this into our test kitchen soon and give it a try. If you've already tried these pots and pans, let us know what you think.