The Calphalon Signature Stainless Steel 4-qt. Soup Pot with Cover is made with five layers of metal that deliver exceptionally even heating and precise temperature control. Three inner layers of aluminum spread heat evenly across the entire soup pot, while two outer stainless steel layers provide a stunning and durable surface that is dishwasher safe and induction capable. Perfectly proportioned for soup, sauce and stew preparation, this soup pot has tall sides like a saucepan that help control evaporation so soups and liquids simmer slowly and evenly. Its finished with beautiful brushed stainless steel loop handles for easy carrying and serving.