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Old 07-01-2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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I guess it depends on what you want to use it for, but I see no reason for a non stick stockpot. Mine is an off brand (Invitations Professional for anyone interested), 16 qt. stainless with disc bottom and it works wonderfully for what it's designed for, which is simmering meats and veggies for a long time. This weekend I made chicken stock one day, then cooked a large corned beef today (too big for my slow cooker) for corned beef and cabbage. A disk bottom pot is fine for stock because all it demands is that it continue to simmer consistently for as long as you need to. The heavy disk bottom does that quite well, and I know this pot didn't cost more than $35.

I'm quite particular about my cookware, and this pot does all I ask of it.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:09 PM   #12
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for those prices, I'd keep em both
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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I also don't care about non-stick in a stock pot. I have two; big and really big. Mine are plain stainless steel with very heavy bottoms. I wouldn't give up either I'd guess one is 6 qts, one about twice that. I make a lot of soups and stews, and bring them to shut-in friends. I do occaisionally sautee the meat in the bottom of the pot. But nonstick isn't an issue.
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None of my stockpots are non-stick. They are all stainless steel. My largest one is 20 quarts and I use it regularly to make soups, stews and stocks. I've never had any problem with the ingredients sticking.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:23 AM   #15
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None of my stockpots are non-stick. They are all stainless steel. My largest one is 20 quarts and I use it regularly to make soups, stews and stocks. I've never had any problem with the ingredients sticking.
Mine, neither. not even when I make red beans and rice in them -- as long as I stir occasionally!

Mine are 8- 12- and 20-quart, and I also vote for "bigger is better" when it comes to stock pots!
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