This pot is designed especially for making slow-simmered soups, with tall sides to help minimize evaporation and maximize flavors. The pot is from All-Clad's original three-layer bonded Stainless Steel cookware line, which pairs classic style with modern practicality. A new capacity stamp on the base makes for quick identification, and an improved ergonomic handle ensures comfort. Tri-ply construction sandwiches a heat-responsive aluminum core between an easy-care stainless-steel interior and exterior. Bonded-metal construction ensures fast, even heating. Stainless-steel cooking surface with starburst finish provides superior stick resistance and won't react with foods. Stainless-steel lid. Loop handles allow for easy transfer on and off the stovetop. Capacity etched on pan base. Includes a stainless-steel ladle from the All-Clad utensil collection. Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.