The All-Clad 12-Quart Stockpot is ideal for making stock, soups, and stews and for preparing food in large quantities. The pot's wide bottom allows for sauteacute;ing ingredients before adding liquids. This stockpot is constructed with bonded stainless steel around an aluminum core for exceptional heating. The lid lets you control evaporation as you cook. Its stick-resistant, 18/10 stainless steel interior and easy-to-grip loop handles will make this an essential tool for your kitchen. For Stocks, Soups, and Stews This stockpot features a wide bottom surface, which conveniently allows you to sauteacute; ingredients before adding liquids. The pot's size and design is also suited for canning, blanching, and preparing large meals. This 12-quart pot has two cast stainless steel handles and a lid for controlling evaporation. Premium Stainless Steel Construction Classic design, high performance, and lifetime durability unite in the Stainless Collection, All-Clad's most popular line of cookware. Products in the collection feature an interior core of aluminum for even heating and a high-polished, 18/10 stainless steel exterior and cooking surface for fine culinary performance. All-Clad stainless steel cookware features an interior starburst finish for excellent stick resistance. The bottom of each pan is engraved with a convenient capacity marking.