Our high-performance pot has an innovative aluminum base that decreases heat-up time by up to 40%. A series of fins comes in direct contact with the flame on your gas cooktop, gathering and channeling heat into the base. Equipped with a perforated insert, this stainless-steel pot quickly cooks and drains pasta, vegetables and shellfish. Use the stockpot on its own to simmer soups and stews. Designed and developed by Williams-Sonoma, and exclusively ours. Aluminum base with fins decreases heat-up time by up to 40%. Perforated insert drains foods quickly. Nonreactive stainless-steel cooking surface resists sticking. Riveted stainless-steel handles are designed for comfort & durability. For use on gas cooktops only.