Built to last these stock pots are made of 304 stainless steel. They are great for your indoor or outdoor chef and they are one of the most versatile stock pots on the market. Use the basket to boil steam or fry all of your favorite foods or remove it for those large helpings gumbo or stew. Use the basket to deep fry chicken, fish or hushpuppies; steaming or boiling seafood, clams and vegetables. Use without basket to boil soups, stews, gumbo, jambalaya, and low country boil.