The Viking 3-Ply 8 Qt. Stockpot is optimized to cook soups or larger quantities of food like chili due to its clad construction and nonreactive cooking surface. A solid aluminum core delivers even heating while the exterior and interior stainless steel layers retain heat for exceptional cooking performance. Bring water to a fast rolling boil, or brown carrots, celery, and onion to start a pasta sauce or soup. This stockpot is ideal for cooking down stocks or minimizing evaporation with the lid on.