If you are lucky enough to have had soup such as Tom Yum or Tam Kha in Thailand, you were probably served in one of these Fire Pots. In fact, some of the finer Thai restaurant in the US also serve their soups in these. The fire in the middle of the pot not only serves to keep the soup piping hot, but it makes an incredibly impressive dish. The center can be filled with solid fuel (like Sterno) or, as in Thailand if you are outside, burning ambers.
How we measure
The Fire Pot should not be washed in dishwasher, as the harsh detergent will tarnish the surface of the Pot. Instead, hand wash the bowl with a mild soap and warm water.
The Pot is made out of relatively light-weight aluminum so it should be handle with care to ensure that it is not dented.