A Good Stock Pot is a great addition to any Cookware Set. No matter if you are making soups or stews, sauces or jams a good quality stockpot will make the job so much easier. By buying a good stockpot you will give your sauces the best chance to shine.
Things to consider when purchasing a Stockpot
The main consideration when purchasing a stockpot is what size do you require. Well with a stockpot I recommend the bigger the better. Limit the size of the stockpot only by the size of your storage. A good stock pot should have a heavy base. This will help to spread heat evenly and eliminate burnt food from hot spots. It should have two sturdy handles, one on each side to assist carrying.
A good quality stainless steel stock pot will give you many years of service. Also, always treat your stockpot with the respect it deserves. It will be used for soups and stews which may leave it a bit grubby, but take the time to gently clean it to maintain a smooth finish. Sometimes food sticks simply fill with water and add bicarbonate of soda, bring to the boil and leave overnight, empty and rinse, wipe with a sponge. If the surface is still not clean repeat until shiny.
To keep all types of cookware safe only use a liquid cleaner in your dishwasher.