Soup kettles are a type of pot designed to cook large amounts of soup, stew or chilli. It may be a tall cooking vessel with a flat bottom and lid. These kettles could also resemble a cauldron and two to four small feet and a somewhat indented lid. One of these hotpots is typically made of aluminium or cast iron and may have aluminium handles on either side. These kettles are electric and may be used on a countertop or table.