This Stainless Steel pot comes with a triple sandwich bottom (Stainless Steel-aluminum-Stainless Steel) and has pouring lips and rounded edges. The Stainless Steel handles are solidly welded on. The heart of the heat conducting bottoms is made of thick aluminum which spreads the heat evenly across the bottom. The stock pot is used most commonly for simmering. It is ideal for making soup as the equal lengths of its Diameter and height limit evaporation. It is induction ready. Induction ready. Design improves even heating. Triple layered bottom: Stainless Steel-Aluminum-Stainless Steel. Lid not included. Material: Stainless Steel. Cleaning and care: Hand-wash in warm water.