As the second generation of LTD, LTD2 offers the only hard anodized cookware that is dishwasher safe. The revolutionary exterior coating technology not only gives the product the dramatic satin black appearance, but also will resist stains and abrasion while maintaining its shape and flatness. LTD2 features five-ply technology, including five alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum, which give the product unsurpassed heat responsiveness. LTD2 is safe on all stovetops - except induction and backed by a lifetime warranty. Highly versatile, Stock Pots are essential to the well-equipped kitchen. These pots allow you to sauté or brown, then add liquids for stocks, soups and stews. All sizes easily accommodate many ears of corn, a big batch of chili or braised lamb shanks.