With a pure Aluminum core, the Hestan NanoBond Stainless Steel 8 qt. Covered Stockpot is 35% more conductive, bringing your water to a boil faster and getting you on to cooking. With a cooking surface 4x harder than regular stainless steel, it is non-porous to prevent salt from pitting. The right choice for preparing stocks, stews, soups and for boiling pasta, corn or lobster. And thanks to its easy cleanability and resistance to scratching, the NanoBond series will retain its good looks dish after dish, year after year.