Sturdy built. Turn the cover clockwise ( the other way is clumsy, hard) to seal the water from odor infiltration which was one mean reason I purchased this pitcher.
Keep turning cover clockwise to pour water by aligning the openings in the side of the cap with the spout. Pitcher's mainly clear plastic body (2-strips transparent plastic and 2 glass strips alternates) is transparent enough for user to see and assure that water is clean.
I love the fact that this is all in one construction - that means that
over time the handle doesn't break and separate from the pan
(and that can and does happen).
It is carbon steel and came seasoned (as most of this type of pan
does these days), but I made quick work out of removing the finish,
because I like to age them myself from the bare steel.
I have a one lid for my woks, and with it and this pan, I have one of
the best old school popcorn poppers ever. It is solid, roomy, and also
fairly lightweight to an advantage of being useful in many otherwise