The Viking 3-Ply Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid is ideal for canning, blanching, boiling pasta, chili, soups, shellfish, or preparing large quantities of food. Viking 3-Ply Cookware is designed for the culinary enthusiast desiring professional quality results. Handcrafted in the USA, Viking cookware is beautifully polished to a mirror finish. The 3-ply clad design combines three layers of metal to create one solid piece that is formed into the vessel. The induction capable stainless steel exterior is bonded to a layer of aluminum alloy and then finished with a final layer of high quality 18/10 stainless steel on the interior. The three-layer construction combines the durability of stainless with the superior conductivity of aluminum, delivering even heat distribution along the bottom and throughout the sides of the pan. With three layers of metal combined, the unique structure creates a comprehensive heat delivery system that requires less energy to both heat and maintains even temperature throughout the pan. Viking stainless steel is non-reactive and features a non-porous surface so that it is easy to clean and sanitize. Holding and maneuvering the pan during cooking is made easier with our comfortable to hold, ergonomically designed, stay-cool handles. Handcrafted in the USA with a lifetime warranty, dishwasher safe.