Create a base for homemade soup using this essential stainless steel stock pot. This 8 quart stock pot is the ideal size for making soups, chili or beef stew. Built to the standards of the most demanding commercial kitchens, this stock pot features a tri-ply heavy duty encapsulated bottom, with an aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of premium commercial-grade stainless steel to create efficient and even heat distribution for superior cooking, and allows the pot to be suitable for induction cooktops. The six-point welded handles allow for safe and easy transfer of hot food items onto and off of the stovetop. This stock pot includes a tight-fitting, stainless steel lid to seal in heat and moisture, making it ideal for simmering the perfect stew.