This is a very good pot. This is the third Calphalon tri-ply stainless steel product that I have and they are all very easy to use and handle, keep clean and, it seems to me, require a lot less heat from the burner. However, when buying this stockpot I did not take into consideration it's diameter and compare it with the Calphalon 8qt "Dutch Oven" pot, They are both 8 qts, but from the pictures on the website the "Dutch Oven" appears wider and more shallow. The "Stockpot" is 10" x 6". The dimensions of the "Dutch Oven" are not given. I believe that given the type of cooking I do with this pot such as adding and stiring ingredients throughout the cooking process, the wider and more shallow pot would have been better for me. Also, because the "Dutch Oven" appears wider, the lid for the "Dutch Oven" pot could do double duty as a lid for the 12 inch omelette pan, which does not come with a lid. Also, the lid for the "Stockpot" is flat and not domed. It should be domed for better circulation and simmering. The lid for the "Dutch Oven" appears somewhat domed. So if your in the market for an 8 qt. pot, depending on your needs and uses, consider the 8 qt. "Dutch Oven."