The Kitchen Essentials from Calphalon Griddle has a black, porcelain-coated enamel exterior that resists chipping. Its made of aluminum for even heat distribution. The 11" square griddle has a silicone handle that resists heat and remains cool to the touch. This soft-grip handle is comfortable to hold, and cleaning is easy as the griddle has a nonstick cooking surface. It's ideal for cooking pancakes, French toast and grilled cheese sandwiches. This nonstick griddle should be hand washed only.