The Swiss Diamond XD Nonstick Soup Pot 5.5 Quart has enough capacity for large batches of soup, and best of all, when the soup is gone, clean up is a breeze. Whether it's baked on cheese soup or chili, anything scalded along the bottom comes off with the wipe of a cloth. With a glass lid to monitor your simmer and a knob to control the steam venting, making a batch of soup has never been more enjoyable.
The nonstick XD coating has 20% more diamonds and is 40% more durable. Seriously, they test this by mechanically wearing away the surface with an abrasive, then periodically stopping to burn milk on it and see if it's still nonstick. So I take their word for it, it's measurable. But let's face it, XD also just looks cool. That dark surface with the subtle glitter in the background, this is great looking stuff. But that's not the main reason we buy cookware.
Performance is the reason we buy cookware. Heavy-duty cast aluminum construction means even heat distribution, so less stirring is required to make all of your favorites. No more scrubbing and soaking – the advanced new coating ensures easy cleanup with warm water and a soft, soapy sponge. In fact, a lot of times you can just run it under hot water and it already looks clean. But do use soap, and a non-abrasive sponge.
That heavy-duty cast aluminum also means this pan will not warp. Why? because it is a single piece of metal that will not try to separate from a different layer of metal next to it when it is shocked with cold water while still hot from cooking. Multi-clad stainless steel cookware is great for certain types of cooking if you're comfortable with it, but it will not stand those thermal shocks without warping, so you had better train those family members not to wash it while it's still hot. With Swiss Diamond XD, this is NOT a problem.
The XD coating also features an improved seal between the cooking surface and the aluminum base, resulting in a tougher, more corrosion resistant layer for an increase in both durability and food release properties. If you loved Swiss Diamond HD, you'll love this more. It performs better, it lasts longer, and don't forget it looks cool.
Pro tip: All nonstick cookware is meant to be used at medium to medium-high on the stove top, not high heat.
- Rivet-free cooking surface protects against bacteria buildup
- PFOA-free nonstick surface designed to be used with little to no oils or butter
- Comfortable, ergonomic, stay cool handles
- Diamond heat conduction means even heat transfer and no hot spots
- Heat-tempered, glass lids feature an adjustable steam vent
- Ideal for years of healthy cooking
- Produced in a safe environment exclusively in Switzerland
- Recommended by the American Vegetarian Association for vegan/vegetarian cooking