A deep skillet can be made from stainless steel, aluminum, or copper. In the case of copper, the handle is can be made from cast iron. Their diameter ranges between 20 cm and 30 cm. This type of pan can have straight sides (sauté pan) or sloping sides, and either one or two handles. Additionally, the handles on certain models are detachable. A deep skillet can also have a smaller and more rounded bottom for better evaporation during reductions. A lid may be optional.
Sarlat potatoes, sautéed vegetables, and shredded chicken are only a few of the dishes that can be cooked to perfection in a deep skillet.