When doing saute work, the slope-sided pan is the easiest to use. The curved sides of the pan allow you to "jump" the contents of the pan. (Saute means to jump in French.) To practice your saute technique, place 1/4 cp of beans in the bottom of the saute pan. Tilt the pan down, away from you, and give the pan a quick jerk towards you. The beans will pop up and then return to the pan. Once you get comfortable with this motion, you can start using it in your regular cooking.