The one piece 1L teapot is composed of 18/8 stainless steel finished to a high polish. The handle is attached at the top by spot welds, so it is cool to touch. The spout is attached just above the body midpoint and thus pours well. 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.