This professional quality steamer is ideal for steaming asparagus and other long vegetables, as well as making small batches of stocks, sauces and soups. Included steaming basket fits easily into the pot to separate vegetables from stock. The stainless steel construction is naturally non-corrosive and does not react with food or food odors. Encapsulated five-layer base ensures even heating and eliminates hot spots. The polished exterior is easy to clean and maintain. Hollow rolled stainless steel handles are designed to stay cool longer on the stove top, and are riveted to withstand a lifetime of heavy use. The tempered glass lid is shatter resistant and lets you safely monitor cooking progress. Oven safe up to 350° F. Suitable for use on all stove types, including induction. Includes 3.5-quart steaming pot, steaming basket and tempered glass lid. Hand wash. Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.