Break resistant - won't rust, dent or bend. Quieter than metal. Non-stick surfaces for easy food release, easy cleaning. Pans and lids are dishwasher and microwave safe. Designed for safety – cooler touch than metal. Temperature range: –40°F/–40°C to 102°F/39°C. Meets C.E.N. Gastronorm specification 631-1 developed by the European Committee for Standardization. Made of FDA compliant materials.