Soup & Stock Pots - This pot's generous size lets you steam whole lobsters, make a classic, long-simmered beef or veal stock, or cook almost anything from corn on the cob to chili for a large crowd. Wider than a typical stockpot, it was rated "Best Dutch Oven" by Cook's Illustrated. We especially like the extended, extra-wide loop handles for easy lifting. MC2 blends the best of the legendary Master Chef original cookware with a redesigned contemporary look for a roomy sauce pan that warms, simmers and boils to superb perfection. The brushed aluminum exterior with pure aluminum core ensures quick and even heating. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with your food, leaving the pure taste you desire. For use on any stovetop, does not include induction. Not recommended for dishwasher use. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Brushed aluminum alloy exterior reflects style and practicality Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the s - Care and Use Before using for the first time, wash in hot, soapy water with a sponge or dishcloth. Rinse in hot water and dry thoroughly. Placing pots on low heat for one or two minutes before adding foods. Preheat pot or pan for one to two minutes over low or medium heat. To avoid the formation of small white dots or pits, bring liquids to a boil before adding salt, then stir well. Or, add salt after food has started to cook. Pitting does not interfere with cooking performance but can diminish the beauty of the stainless steel. To prevent water spotting, after washing, rinse in hot water and dry immediately. Overheating can cause brown or blue stains to appear. Food films, if not removed, will cause discoloration on the pot when it is reheated. Large amounts of iron content in your water may cause your pot to look rusty. To remove tarnish and darkening, use a commercial aluminum cleaner. Rub in a circular motion. Rinse in lukewarm water.