Representing the best in American craftsmanship, All-Clad's d5 Stainless Steel line incorporates five-layer bonded construction as well as functional advances. With high sides to slow evaporation, this stockpot is perfect for slow-cooking chili, stews and soups, simmering stocks and boiling pasta. 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. Rims are shaped to allow for dripless pouring. d5 line is 20% more efficient than its tri-ply predecessors, so you can use lower heat to achieve great results. Extra-large loop handles are easy to grip, even with oven mitts. Pot size etched on base for quick identification. Hand crafted in the USA with materials from the USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.