The Stock Pot is a multi-use pot that can be used for many different cooking applications. This 8 quart stainless steel Stock Pot from MIU FRANCE has many quality and performance features. This pan has a 10 inch diameter with sides that are 8.5 inch high. The depth and diameter of the pot make it great for cooking soups, stews, and other foods cooked in large volume. High temperature silicone spatulas work great conforming to all areas of the pan. The bottom of the pan is a tri-ply construction which means there is a .5mm aluminum disc sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. This allows for even heat distribution over the cooking surface. The pan can be used for any heat source including gas, electric, and induction. The outer side surface of the pan and lid is an attractive highly polished stainless steel. The handles are cast stainless steel welded to the pan sides. Stainless steel retains beauty long after the first use of the pan. Stainless is also the preferred cooking surface of many chef's because food flavors are not absorbed and it is easy to clean. This pan is dishwasher safe and offers a lifetime warranty under normal use.