This remarkable steam pot is a centuries old design for cooking naturally and nutritiously. Steam enters through a funnel shaped opening, condenses, and ultimately produces delicious and healthy rice, vegetables, seafood, meat, poultry, stews, or sauces. This age-old technique maintains vitamins, nutrients, and natural juices and therefore fulfills the present day demand for low-fat cooking. An attractive exterior with etchings of Chinese characters and natural images; made of rich red clay and polished to a smooth finish. Found only in the Yunnan province of China, this unique clay with traces of copper and zinc adds weight and strength to the steam pot. Odors do not remain in the pot or affect the taste of subsequent dishes. Comes with a lid and recipes. Available in 2-quart capacity and 1-3/4 quart capacity and 3.5 qt. capacity.