The Calphalon 13-pc. Contemporary Stainless Steel Cookware Set combines looks with convenience to create a classic long-lasting set for your kitchen. This extensive set features everything from saucepans for simmering to a large 8-quart stockpot that's perfect for soups, stews and entertaining. Each pan and pot is crafted with a heavy-gauge aluminum core, ensuring even distribution and maximum heat conduction for a perfect dish each time. The nonporous stainless steel interior won't stain even with starches and is nonreactive with foods, ensuring quality results each time you cook. The exterior of these pieces is made of high-luster brushed stainless steel for an elegant appearance that appeals to homemakers and experienced chefs alike and won't fade over time. The soft curved lines of this modern set add a contemporary upgrade to a traditional design that works well with many kitchen decors. The saucepans, saute pan, stockpot and casserole each feature a clear tempered-glass lid so you can easily monitor the cooking process, and the covers are banded with durable stainless steel to protect against breakage. The slight curve of the clear covers helps retain moisture to keep foods from drying out as they cook. Serving is simple because each pan has a long stainless handle that's cool to the touch, and the pots feature sturdy double-riveted handles for easy handling. These lightweight pieces can be used with either standard or induction cooktops and they're dishwasher safe, so you can clean up quickly and get back to entertaining your guests.