Classically styled with a polished stainless steel exterior and a satin finished interior, the Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-qt. Stock Pot is designed with three layers to ensure even, consistent heating. A heavy-gauge aluminum core surrounded by stainless steel provides excellent heat conduction for browning and searing, while giving you enhanced control of the cooking process. Stock pots have a tall, narrow profile to minimize evaporation during the slow, lengthy process of making stock, and are also good for cooking pasta, shellfish, corn on the cob and more. Includes tempered glass cover.