This Philippe Richard 3 piece Stainless Steel 8 Quart Pasta Cooker is designed to deliver exceptional efficiency and perfect results. It is ideal for cooking pasta to just the right texture, as well as for making scrumptious soup or stock – keeping ingredients submerged, minimizing evaporation and maximizing flavor retention. The sizable 8 Quart Pasta Cooker is equipped with exceptional features, like a wide base with a 5 layer encapsulated disc that transfers heat evenly and quickly, for even cooking and excellent energy efficiency with no hot spots. The tight-fitting, shatter-resistant tempered glass lid lets you monitor the food without disturbing the cooking process or losing flavor and nutrients. The Patented Smart Rest-A-Lid feature allows the lid to rest on the long or short handle, as condensation drips back into the pot. This advanced design also allows the lid to sit upright on the countertop, keeping it hygienic. All handles stay cool to the touch, and are riveted to the pot for extra durability. In addition to draining pasta, the stainless steel pasta insert excels as a colander for rinsing fruits, vegetables and berries. This cookware is constructed of stainless steel, an ideal material for food prep and cooking. The stainless steel is naturally non-corrosive, does not react with food or odor, is easy to clean and maintain, and brings a polished look to your kitchen. Cook perfect pasta and more with this 8 quart Stainless Steel Pasta Cooker from Philippe Richard.