This frothing pitcher is very high quality 18/10 stainless steel with a polished mirror-like finish. It has a 9" handle made of Bakelite. Bakelite was developed for the electrical and automotive industries because of its very high heat resistance (and electrical resistance).
This is heavy duty stainless steel, which was originally designed for a Turkish coffee maker - hence its extra long Bakelite handle. This is a beautiful piece, and makes a great frothing pitcher.