The Lee Precision Magnum Melter has a large 4 inch diameter pot allows easy access for the ladle caster. The melt time is less than 20 minutes with just 700 watts. The pot is capable of a 20 pound capacity for the longest casting session. Melter is capable of reaching 900 degrees Fahrenheit.WARNING: Melting and casting lead objects will expose you and others in the area to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm and cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. See instructions on Reducing Exposure supplied with product.