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Old 09-24-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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New 8qt stock pot!

I just got a new Tramontina 8 qt pot today. It has the pasta insert and the steamer basket plus a clear lid. Only $35! I'm ready for chili and soup now!

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Old 09-24-2006, 11:41 PM   #2
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That's great. Does it have a disk on the bottom and a glass lid? I bought a 12-quart one a couple of years ago and it's great.

What are you planning to cook to christen it?
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:39 AM   #3
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Check Amazon.com for 12 qt. stockpot. There is a Calphalon for about $35 I think. At least on Friday--and it usually comes back down on the Friday Sale.
I have an 8qt. with my knoockoff Calphalon set bought at Sam's (Members Mark) and without any doubt it is my favorite pan. I'll bet it hasn't ever even been in the cupboard in the 6 or more years I have had it.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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That's great. Does it have a disk on the bottom and a glass lid? I bought a 12-quart one a couple of years ago and it's great.

What are you planning to cook to christen it?
What do you mean a disk on the bottom?

I will probably make chili, or navy bean soup. There's a large ham bone in the freezer I've been saving for bean soup.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:07 AM   #5
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My stock pot is made with a single layer of stainless steel. The bottom has a thick disk of SS with aluminum enclosed within for even heat distribution. This is common construction for a lot of popular brands of SS cookware and is a less expensive option to the tri-ply construction found in All-Clad and others.

Chili and navy bean soup ae two of my favorites!
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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Mine is tri-ply.
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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Mine is tri-ply.
I'd say you got a great deal. Enjoy cooking with it!
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:48 AM   #8
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I addition to my Emerilware 8-qt. SS stock pot with a pasta insert, I also own the Rachel Ray 8-qt. oval-shaped hard anodized stock pot with SS cover.

It can be used to boil pasta, which is what I used it for yesterday. When the spaghetti was done, I put the lid on it, poured off the water through the pouring spout and hardly any spaghetti came out of it!!

I also have the matching Rachel Ray 5-qt hard anodized Oval-shaped Saute with a tempered glass cover.

Both pots are made by Anolon through a collaberation with Rachel Ray.


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You guys better stop talking about SS - I have a VERY bad itch to buy a set!!!!
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I just got a new Tramontina 8 qt pot today. It has the pasta insert and the steamer basket plus a clear lid. Only $35! I'm ready for chili and soup now!
WOW! I'm impressed. I'm curious where you got yours for that price? I just checked out the Tramontina web site, and they are quoting $125 for the 8-quart tri-ply withOUT the inserts!
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