Tramontina 12-qt Covered Stockpot with Tempered Glass Lid is a wonderful pot. It has a triple layered construction. The Tramontina 12-qt Covered Stockpot has a base with an aluminum core for even heat distribution. I use this pot for making large amounts of different kinds of foods for entertaining or when I feel like making something that I can serve for supper and then freeze some for later on such as spaghetti sauce. The Tramontina 12-qt Covered Stockpot is a very heavy and durable pot. I use it to make soup, spaghetti sauce, beans etc. It is best used for slow cooking. I like the glass lid that allows you to see if something is boiling without having to take the lid off repeatedly. These pots can be pricey but they are well worth it.