The surface of the Hestan NanoBond Stainless Steel 3 qt. Covered Soup Pot is stick-resistant and four times harder than regular stainless steel. Not only is it great for your favorite soups and stews, but it's perfect for casseroles, scalloped potatoes or any version of macaroni and cheese you can come up with. The sealed rims are flared for easy, dripless pouring. And thanks to its easy cleanability and resistance to scratching, the NanoBond series will retain its good looks dish after dish, year after year.