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Old 12-23-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Which pasta pot?

Fiance and I are working on registering for our wedding in may. One of the things we don't have is a nice pasta pot. So we were at Williams-Sonoma today and saw 2 we liked. All-Clad stuff is usually safe but we also like the Lagostina one, it's a lot sexier but it feels pretty light weight.

Any opinions or basis on which one to go for, they are pretty comparative in price.

I can't seem to post links for some reason, I guess my old posts are gone.
but you can search at williams sonoma

all clad stainless multi pot

and

Lagostina Pastaiola



thanks

Merry Christmas

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Old 12-23-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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Lagostina Pastaiola | Williams-Sonoma
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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The Lagostina looks real nice, but since I have never used either I couldn't tell you which is better. They both look good, so I would go with whichever one you like the best. Sounds like you thought the Lagostina looked better (sexier), so maybe you should go with that one.
Or register them both and have one of each, LOL.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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Both are stainless pots with disc bottoms. The All clad is bigger by 5 qts, and will do as a stock pot as well.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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Both look like nice pots...the 12qt allcald is a BIG pot though... probably not your everyday pot but a big stock pot comes in handy for big batches of stew or chili or poaching a chicken (maybe 2) or something like that. The smaller lagostina pot is probably more sized for day to day use. It IS a nice looking pot never used that brand so I cannot comment on quality. I would take a good look at the handles etc see how sturdy they feel.

The All Clad is teh workhorse you bring out for a big job.... the sexy itlaian pot is the one that "lives" on your stove and looks good

Get Both!
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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I use different sized pots for different things. I have a standard 5qt that I use for soups and stews, I found that one to be a tad too small for a box of linguini though. I have a 20qt (cheapo) that I use for lobsters or ALOT of pasta. There's a few in between, one is a 7qt (IIRC) that I use mainly for a box of pasta or stock.

I prefer "workhorse" type of equipment that I could care less if it gets scratched or whatever....as long as it works perfectly.

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Old 12-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #8
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If you are just using it for pasta (boiling water) then you do not need such an expensive pot. Any post can boil water. You do not need one so expensive just for pasta. JMO.
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If you are just using it for pasta (boiling water) then you do not need such an expensive pot. Any post can boil water. You do not need one so expensive just for pasta. JMO.
This is coming from Mr.Thermapen.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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Well you need an expensive thermometer to tell when the water is boiling in your inexpensive pot
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