8 quart stainless steel stock pot with aluminum encapsulated bottom for even heat conduction. This allows you to cook all sorts of things besides just boiling pasta or steaming clams. Great for making stock, soup or chili. Includes tempered clear glass lid that can be replaced if you lose or break it. The lid is heat proof up to 450F and has a small steam vent. There are nice loop handles on the side of the pot to make it easy to move.