This Farberware 50009 Classic Series Covered Stockpot features "Full Cap" Base Advantage. A stainless steel protector surrounds a thicker aluminum core for easy maintenance and better heat distribution. Since the entire surface is stainless steel, cleanup is easier. Close fitting lids create a self-basting feature that protects the food's taste and nutrients. Because of the stainless steel handles, it can be placed in the oven up to 500°F.