Sitram for high-heat sauteing?
I'm looking for a 10-12" saute pan that i can really saute on (meaning high heat) on my gas range. I've seen Sitram and Paderno recommended. The Sitram aluminum disk bottom line seems very affordable, compared w/others (Paderno = $$$). Is this the right type of pan to get for this job? I like that the handle doesn't have rivets, b/c i think they'd get in the way. Only thing is it doesn't seem to have a "helper" handle, and in a 12" i think i'd want one.
Would you recommend Sitram, or is there another one i should be looking at?
I'm replacing my Farberware disk bottom pans, and i'm also looking for a good slower cooking pot for braising and stews, for which i'd guess a tri-ply pot would be better. Any advice on that?