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Old 02-10-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Sur-la-Table quality

I am in the market for a 8 qt stock pot. I have been shopping around for the last few months. I was in Sur-la-Table today and saw that they were having a 40% off sale till Feb. 14. The 8 qt. pot was a good price but it weighted next to nothing. The All-clad 8 qt. weight a least 3 times as much . Both are completely 3 ply stainless, but the weight is what troubling me.
Has anyone on this site had any experience with Sur-la Table pots and pans?
What do you think about the weight issue?

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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Because you cook with lots of water in a stockpot, it doesn't have to be heavy. You won't be browning or searing in the pot, so no need for a heavy bottom. If you might want to use the pot for making big batches of something thick, like chili or stew, then the thicker one would be better. But just for stock-- I would go for the less expensive one.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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I would go with any heavy bottomed one.
Even making stock I have had the turkey or chicken carcass stick to the bottom and burn.
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