Made of sturdy steel, this very striking 16-qt. Stockpot is worth its weight in style and function. Although it's not made of cast iron like it's cookware counterparts (you'd need Paul Bunyan to lift it!), the steel coated with double-enamel conducts heat evenly and rapidly and the exterior holds up to everyday use. Great for professional or home kitchens. Dual side handles are large enough for a secure grip and the chrome-rimmed lid sits snugly on top to seal in juices and flavors. Complements other Le Creuset cookware in the same color. About Le Creuset...Since 1925, artisans have been crafting Le Creuset cookware in the French village of Fresnoy Le Grand. Each piece of Le Creuset cast iron cookware is handcast, polished, double enamel-coated and then fired, resulting in some of the finest quality cookware available. Cast iron is one of the best materials for distributing heat gently and thoroughly and is ideal for induction ranges. The strong enamel coating will not absorb odors or flavors, and is easy to clean. Heavy lids securely seal in moisture and flavor. Le Creuset cookware comes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles to match any kitchen and cooking preference. So lasting, you'll pass it on to the next generation of promising cooks.