Want to make delicious polenta at home, just like your Italian "nonna" would? This is the pan for you! Specifically designed to cook polenta quickly and evenly, this heavy gauge, unlined solid copper pan conducts heat efficiently and evenly so your polenta always comes out smooth and creamy. The flared shape allows you to stir and scrape every nook and cranny so your polenta won't stick, scorch or come out lumpy. The solid wood handle is comfortable to grip and stays cool to the touch: No need for an oven mitt. Unlacquered; any discoloration or tarnish can be easily removed with a mixture of lemon juice and table salt (or, if you prefer, commercial copper cleaner). While appropriate for preparing polenta and other grains, it may not be suitable for cooking highly acidic foods such as tomato sauces, etc.