The latest advances in metallurgy, unstinting craftsmanship, and clean, function-driven design stand behind every piece of Resto kitchenware. Starting with durable and easy-maintenance 18/10 stainless steel, Demeyere addresses the shortfalls of stainless steel cookware--its poor heat distribution and inability to be used on induction cooktops--with the patented three-layer base. A pure aluminum inner layer, acting as a heat diffuser, is encapsulated in a stainless steel "sandwich"--a magnetic stainless base layer for induction cooktops, and an 18/10 stainless top layer. The entire base is hermetically welded to the pot, creating a piece combining the best qualities of stainless steel, cast iron and aluminum cookware. This versatile smoker doubles as a steamer. Perfect for smoking (or steaming) meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.