Years ago, the quality of the dutch oven in my cookware probably saved my house from being destroyed by fire. I had left beans on full heat and covered for over 8 hrs on a ceramic cook top. Some smoke eventually did set off the smoke alarm and the fire dept was called but because the pot was so well sealed and had so many layers of metal, the pan was glowing red but no fire erupted. Some white smoke was all we had. The ceramic cook top shattered as it cooled but the firemen said the pot saved the house as the kitchen would have gone up in flames had the fire not been so well contained. This stuff is really high quality! Thanks.