You can be sure to cook like a pro when you use the Bayou Classic Stockpot w/ Lid & Basket (8000, 1000, 1200, 1600). This stockpot is made of aluminum, making it durable and up to any tough cooking job that you have in store, allowing you to put your focus on other kitchen tasks. The vented lid allows you to slowly and easily vent the steam out of the pot, making it easier for cooking and steaming, and allows you to avoid accidental burns. The heavy duty riveted handles enable you to carry the heavy pot (even at its fullest) without fearing that the handles will break off. This is perfect for when you have to transfer your food from one burner to another or on a table to cool down.