Culinary workhorses of the kitchen are used to cook everything from classic haute sauces to frozen vegetables; Because they perform so many different functions, a well-equipped kitchen needs several sizes and types. The straight sidewalls hold moisture in and prevent splattering. It's useful to have several sizes on hand, a 1 or 2qt. For sauces, cereals and grains. The 3 and 4 quart are ideal for larger size applications for vegetables and soups. Our exclusive moisture lock lids provide less water cooking that retains the nutrients & flavor that escape with other cookware.