Stainless steel ,mongolian hotpot, shabu shabu, steamboat, asian cooker, works like a thermette, kelly kettle, etc but this cooks food ,if u look hard u can see the opening at the base to put sticks twigs etc in , ive boiled and fried with mine. these seem to be still mass produced.Peking fire pot dish. 2 C chicken stock 5 C water 3 scallions, sliced 6 mushrooms, sliced 4 Lbs. lean beef,paper thin 2 clvs garlic, crushed 1 slice ginger,diced salt & pepper Sauce: 1 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup sherry 1/8 Tsp. pepper Mix garlic, ginger, salt and pepper with chicken stock and water. Bring to a boil. Bring the fire pot to the dining table, fill it with the hot mixture, and light the burner under the pot. Add the scallions and mushrooms and allow to boil. Set the meat attractively arranged on small dishes surrounding the firepot. each guests place is set with a soup bowl and spoon, small dish of dipping sauce and either a slim bamboo skewer or cocktail fork. Guests cook their own slices of meat in the boiling broth and then dip them into the sauce. Afterwards, soup is served from the firepot. Please support these horse rescuers !!!! you don't have to join or anything , free , no cost , the more traffic the better and it gets updated daily. www.fuglyblog.com.