This is a good piece of equipment for the price. I was impressed with the quality. Since other pots are more expensive I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. This pot has large solid handles, a nice fitting lid with big handle and the overall weight of the pot feels solid. It seems like this pot will last a while. The proportions are good. The pot is not too big and not too small -- right in the middle. It feels balanced. Fit and finish are very nice. Delivery was very quick. I am a soap maker and bought this pot to heat my oils. It is so nice I may have to buy another one for cooking.