Representing the best in American craftsmanship, All-Clad's d5 Stainless Steel line incorporates five-layer bonded construction as well as functional advances. This pot is specially designed for soup, its tall 5" sides helping to minimize evaporation and maximize flavor. Each of the five bonded layers serves a specific purpose, creating a noticeable difference in cooking performance. 18/10 stainless-steel interior for easy cleanup. Two aluminum layers, one to conduct and one to sustain heat. Patented stainless-steel core diffuses heat for consistent results. Magnetic stainless-steel exterior for durability and dishwasher-safe ease. Well suited for slow-simmering soups, preparing pasta sauces, cooking grains and boiling potatoes. Rims are shaped to allow for dripless pouring. Extra-large loop handles on pot and lid are easy to grip, even with oven mitts. Pan size etched on base for quick identification. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.