The 1L one piece teapot is composed of 18/8 stainless steel finished to a high polish. The handle is attached at the top and bottom by spot welds. The spout is attached just above the body midpoint and thus pours well. The triangular end to the spout minimizes dripping. The teapot lid is attached by a lay back hinge that folds back to allow cleaning inside and out in a dishwasher. This preserves the polished exterior appearance.