I needed a pot to do larger cooking - like pastas, meats etc. The ones i wanted were in sets so that didnt work. I was able to get this pot at a good price and it was larger than i thought. It is larger than it looks in picture which is wonderful because i really needed one. Love that it looks liek stainless steel. very simplistic but it met my needs
Did not know/see that it was hand wash only. dishwasher ruined it, have to return it.