In striking hard-anodized aluminum, Calphalon's sleek Contemporary Nonstick line features gently curved silhouettes detailed with sculpted stay-cool handles and interiors coated with a durable, multilayer nonstick finish. This multifunctional pot is ideal for cooking up a family-sized batch of pasta. It boils water quickly and the pasta insert lifts out for easy draining. Use it for simmering homemade pasta sauces, soups, stews and chili, too. Heavy-gauge anodized aluminum provides excellent heat conduction and uniform cooking. Durable nonstick interior ensures flawless release and convenient cleanup. Perforated stainless-steel insert is great for cooking and draining everything from pasta to potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and other vegetables. Use the pot without the insert to cook soups, sauces and stocks. Tempered-glass lid with stainless-steel rim offers a clear view of pan contents, so you can easily monitor cooking progress. Stay-cool brushed-stainless-steel handles.