Stainless steel is durable, strong, and easy to care for but does not conduct heat well.
Best for: Stock pots, pasta pots, couscoussier, fish kettle, and bain-marie. Equipment where the pot does not need to be as responsive to changes in heat.
Heat conduction: Does not conduct energy well.
Temperature Change: Good. Can go to very high temperatures.
Non-stick surface: Can buy with Teflon or ceramic titanium non-stick coatings.
Care: Easy to keep clean and impervious to acid or alkali. Does not react with foods so will not affect their colour or flavour.
Clean: Easy to clean with hot soapy water. Stainless steel cleaner can be used for any discolouration.