Frying all types of appetizers, vegetables and fish is easy with Tramontina's Gourmet Collection covered deep fryer. Constructed of heavy-gauge hard anodized aluminum, the 5.5 quart fryer features an interior Teflon Platinum nonstick coating for easy frying and cleanup. The wire strainer basket allows for simple filling and frying, and clips to the fryer rim to allow items to drain. The mesh lid prevents oil splatters during frying. When not in use as a deep fryer, the multipurpose sauce pan can be used to boil vegetables or pasta, or cook small batches of sauce, soup, chili or stew. It's compatible with gas, electric and ceramic glass cooktops, and can also be used outside while grilling. Hand wash only.