Featuring an assortment of saucepans, stockpots, and skillets, this cookware set features an encapsulated aluminum disc base for excellent heat distribution with a polished stainless steel interior and brushed stainless steel exterior finish. Stylish silicone and stainless steel handles look great, and feel comfortable. Additionally, tight-fitting stainless steel lids feature unique silicone rims to create a tight seal and help lock in flavor and prevent rattling. Not every company can boast of having several of its products housed at the Smithsonian Institute, but KitchenAid can. Since introducing the first electrical "food preparer" for the home in 1919, the company has expanded its offering to include cookware and tea kettles as well as kitchen appliances, investing them all with top-quality craftsmanship, proven functionality, and effortless style.