If you eat pasta regularly (if not, why not) then these are pretty much essential. Much easier to use and no more steering a saucepan of boiling water over a collander,
They usually cost far more. John Lewis' own brand one, which is not as big, retails at £62 online for instance. Some specialist cookshops, such as Divertimenti, charge nearer £100.
Item description as follows...
A large capacity cooking pot, deep (and wide) enough to take big bundles of spaghetti and tagliatelle or handfuls of penne and ravioli. Also useful for family stews.
Stainless steel with attractive satin finish
Capacity: 8 litres
Body thickness: 0.6mm
Base thickness: 3mm aluminium
Pot size: 24 (H) ?18cm (W)
Steamer insert size: 24 (H) ?17cm (W)
Glass lid with steam vent
Suitable for gas, electric, ceramic or induction hobs