Good thought, jennyema! Thanks for waking me up!!! Since heidistorm is looking to replace a bean pot
that got broken, and since she lives in the New England area ... she's probably looking for ceramic bean pot to bake beans in the oven - not like me down here that just uses a metal pot to cook beans on top of the stove.
That got me to thinking (finally
) ... so I went looking for bean pots .... and there are 5-pint models out there for baked beans. One example is here
. I figure a pound of navy beans and the water to cook them in would wind up right at 5-pounds - which would just fit in the 5-pint pot!!!
I don't know if the bean pots used to go by pounds ... or if heidistorm's uncle's memory converted pints to pounds ... but I think we've finally found an acceptible solution to a 5-pound bean pot to cook a pound of beans in the oven!