You'll find countless ways to use this new for 2011 All-Clad Tri-Ply stainless steel 7 quart pasta pen tola with lid & insert. This stockpot heats quickly and evenly. The handy, removable pasta insert eliminates the need for a colander. Put the insert in the stockpot, boil water and add your pasta. The very hot cooking liquid will drain back into the stockpot. This stock pot and colander insert set is also great for steaming vegetables or cooking ears of corn. Use it for more than just pasta, as a regular stock pot for sauces, soups and stews. The pasta pen tola from All-Clad is easy to clean, and oven and dishwasher safe. The All-Clad Tri-Ply stainless steel pasta pen tola with insert simplifies pasta making. Matching stain ess steel lid also included For the stock pot, All-Clad sandwiches a layer of fast heating aluminum is between 2 layers of stainless steel. These 3 layers cover the entire bottom and sides of All-Clad cookware and enhance heat retention and heating speed. The cooking surface is 18/10 stainless steel so your foods don't pick up metallic tastes. This high quality metal will not react with acids or alkalines, so flavors remain true. The external layer is magnetic stainless steel to best retain All-Clad's beautiful hand polished finish and makes it induction compatible. You'll appreciate its lifetime guarantee from All-Clad.