True Confessions time.
A number of years ago, I saw a set of 4 stainless steel stock pots in the supermarket. There were 8-, 12-, 16-, and 20-quart stockpots with lids. I couldn't resist the price so I bought them all for a total of $20.00!
The metal was very thin. I use one to brine turkeys. I use the 20-qt. for stock and that's about it. I have made countless batches of chicken stock with no issues.
If you add the veggies to the pot last, they never reach the bottom and won't burn. They aren't much good except when full of liquid but they work great for stock and brining.
My point is to reinforce what GB said. Buy a SS pot with a disk on the bottom and save your money for other stuff. Like buying us all gifts
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan