Infuse both hot and cold drinks, pitcher is made from borosiilcate glass which is able to withstand temperatures 0 to 300 degrees. The fruit infuser can be removed to turn it into a regular pitcher. This pitcher is both lead and BPA free, dishwasher safe or wash by hand. Hand washing is recommended and the mouth is wide enough for your hand to fit inside for easy cleaning. This is a 2 quart pitcher and can be stored in the fridge for cold beverages.