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Stockpots Buying Guide

Take stock in a pot that can be used for cooking a variety of foods: stock, soup, stew, pasta sauce, braised meats, and more. Because a stockpot is so versatile, it's important to purchase one that will hold up for many years of use. Skip over the pots made of thin, flimsy materials, and purchase one that is heavy-duty and high-quality.

Types of Stockpots

Types of Stockpots

Stockpot sizes typically range from 6 quarts to 12 quarts, but they are available in larger sizes for big-batch cooking. Because many foods cooked in a stockpot require long simmering, make sure to choose a material that will endure all heat levels. It's key to have the mixture at the bottom of the pot cook as evenly as the mixture at the top.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel gives the classic look of a chef's kitchen. Although a stainless-steel pot is good, this type is even better if it has an encapsulated base with an aluminum disk to provide even heat distribution without hot spots. Many times the layers continue up the sides, allowing the foods to cook evenly from top to bottom.

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Le Creuset
$179.95 $240.00
at Crate & Barrel

Now experience the heritage and quality of Le Creuset in hi-tech, tri-ply cookware that conducts heat so evenly and energy-efficie...ntly that only low to medium heat is needed for most cooking. Premium quality stainless steel sandwiches a total aluminum core-from the base all the way up to the drip-free, precision pour rims-for even heat throughout. A special magnetic steel makes it perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Ergonomic assist handle provides a comfortable, confident grip; tight-fitting lid locks in flavor and moisture. This size stock pot is ideal for boiling vegetables or pasta, corn and lobsters, simmering soup, or creating a flavorful stock. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Tri-ply stainless steel construction -Full aluminum core -Premium mirror-polished stainless steel interior -Brushed magnetic stainless steel exterior -Ergonomic double-riveted stainless steel side handles -Polished stainless steel lid -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction and ceramic cooktops -Dishwasher- and oven-safe to 425 degrees -Hand wash recommended -Not freezer- or microwave-safe -Made in China read more

Le Creuset
$239.95 $340.00
at Crate & Barrel

Le Creuset puts their signature on this professional-quality, triple-layer cookware, an expression of their passion for quality an...d engineering excellence. Premium stainless steel with a beautiful luster sandwiches a total aluminum core-from the base all the way up to the drip-free, precision pour rims-for even heat throughout. A special magnetic steel makes it perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Thoughtful design details include laser-etched interior capacity markings and double-riveted, ergonomic stainless handles, making lifting safe and convenient. Tight-fitting lid with the signature triple ring design, oven-safe knob and stable, flat rim locks in flavor and moisture. An internal self-sealing flange locks in moisture and flavor, while a relief vent helps release excess pressure and steam to prevent boiling over. All pieces are versatile enough to go from the stovetop to the oven. This size stock pot is ideal for boiling vegetables or pasta, corn and lobsters, simmering soup, or creating a flavorful stock. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Tri-ply premium stainless steel construction -Full aluminum core -Dripless pour rims -Premium mirror-polished stainless steel interior -Brushed magnetic stainless steel exterior -Ergonomic stay-cool stainless steel handle -Polished stainless steel lid with signature triple ring and oven-safe knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction and ceramic cooktops -Dishwasher- and oven-safe to 500 degrees -Hand wash recommended -Not freezer- or microwave-safe -Made in Portugal read more

CHEFS
$119.95
at Target

Find cookware, open stock and sets at Target.com! Chefs stainless-steel stockpot, 20-qt. Heavy-gauge stainless-steel stockpot with... impact-bonded bottom heats evenly and maintains rich flavors with tight-fitting lid. . With heavy-gauge 18/8 stainless-steel construction, wide easy-grip handles and vents on lid rim, this 20-qt. Covered stockpot equips your kitchen for large-capacity cooking and safe transport with oven mitts. The heavyweight construction of this stainless-steel stockpot and impact-bonded aluminum bottom let you cook soup, stew or sauces at a consistent temperature, allowing superb flavoring of broth with vegetables, poultry, meat or seafood. Chefs cookware prevents hot... read more

Bayou Classic

Shop for Outdoors at The Home Depot. Brew up your favorites with Bayou Classic's Brew Kettle. This stainless steel stockpot and li...d have a 30 qt. (7.5 gal.) capacity. Perfect for all your outdoor cooking needs. Color: Silver. read more

Enamel-Coated Carbon Steel

These colorful pots are made of heavy-gauge carbon steel with a hard-baked enamel coating. This combination contributes to even heat distribution and results in good cooking. These pots tend to be heavy, but they do have sturdy molded handles.

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Le Creuset
$79.95 $145.00
at Crate & Barrel

Revered by both professional chefs and home cooks since its 1925 debut, Le Creuset's classic French cookware is prized for its uti...litarian good looks and unsurpassed heat retention. Carbon steel stock pot is clad in smooth, vitrified porcelain (here in our exclusive red), rendering each piece impervious to acid, alkali, odors and stains. Designed to function on all heat sources, old and new-from gas and electric stoves, to ceramic and glass cooktops, to induction and halogen, solid fuel and open fire. The design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor. Tight-fitting lid with heat-resistant, stay-cool knob and signature triple ring design locks in flavor and moisture, with a stainless steel rim to prevent chipping and cracking. Stay-cool knobs are heat-resistant; side handles are triple-welded side for a secure grip. Non-reactive cooking surface does not require seasoning. Intended for water-based cooking. Le Creuset colors and items available via special order. Please contact your local store. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Carbon steel -Non-reactive porcelain enamel coating (no seasoning required) -Triple-welded side handles -Tight-fitting lid with stainless steel rim and heat-resistant phenolic knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction, smoothtop, halogen and ceramic cooktops -Oven-safe to 375 degrees -Hand wash -Not dishwasher- or microwave-safe -Made in Thailand read more

Le Creuset
$79.95 $145.00
at Crate & Barrel

Designed to function efficiently on a full range of heat sources including induction and ceramic, Le Creuset enameled cookware has... been revered by professional chefs and home cooks since its 1925 debut. The stock pot's high profile design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor while cooking. Prized for its utilitarian good looks, this classic French cookware assures unsurpassed heat retention, with tight-fitting lids that create an even blanket of heat and a stainless steel rim around the top edge to prevent chipping and cracking. Also available in cherry. -Carbon steel -Non-reactive porcelain enamel coating (no seasoning required) -Triple-welded side handles -Tight-fitting lid with stainless steel rim and heat-resistant phenolic knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction, smooth top, halogen and ceramic cooktops -Oven-safe to 375 degrees -Hand wash -Not dishwasher- or microwave-safe -Made in Thailand read more

Imusa
$13.04
at Target

Find cookware, open stock and sets at Target.com! Add character to your cooking with this beautiful enamel stock pot from imusa. T...his 7.5 quart stock pot is perfect for cooking soups and other foods and can be used in the oven or on the stove. This cooking pot is made of durable stainless steel and finished in turquoise porcelain enamel that calls to mind a classic country kitchen. It's pretty enough to use for both cooking and serving, making clean-up easier than ever! read more

Le Creuset
$119.95 $170.00
at CHEFS Catalog

Soup & Stock Pots - The enamel-on-steel construction of Le Creuset stockpots provides uniform heating for slow-simmering soups and... spaghetti sauce or cooking pasta. The 12-quart stockpot is tall and comparatively narrow so heat quickly percolates through layers of food and liquid. The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need. Each cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Imported. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended. 12-quart capacity. 7 lbs. 11 1/4? Dia., 12.25?W (including handle) x 9?H (11 3/4 with lid).Product Features Enamel on heavy-gauge carbon steel construction makes stockpot easy to lift and pour Stainless-steel rim on base and lid prevents chips and cracks Enameled glossy porcelain coating is impermeable to odors and stains Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Foods will not react with the enameled finish Superior conduction - Made in Thailand Care Instructions Avoid leaving water in stockpot when not in use. A build-up of mineral deposits may occur and reduce efficiency. Before first use, wash stockpot in hot water with a mild detergent. Rinse well and dry. Always ensure base stockpot is covered by water before heating. Avoid leaving water in stockpot when not in use. A buildup of mineral deposits may occur and reduce efficiency. Before first use, wash stockpot in hot water with a mild detergent. Rinse well and dry. Always ensure base of stockpot is covered by water before heating. Match stockpot base to size of burner. Do not bang the stockpot. Repeated knocks may damage the enamel. Helpful Hints Do not hit utensils on the top edge of pans. Always use a pot holder, handle glove, or dry cloth to lift all pieces with metal handles. Stand hot pans on a Le Creuset trivet, board or cloth, not directly on an unprotected worktop. read more

Nonstick Anodized Aluminum

Coated with nonstick layers, these heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum pans are great conductors of heat. Not only will foods cook evenly, they will be less likely to stick. Newer nonstick surfaces are designed to last for years.

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Kitchenaid
$59.99
at Target

Find cookware, open stock and sets at Target.com! Designed to hold up to a 5.5-lb chicken, this extra-large-capacity pot makes fam...ily-size quantities of soup, stew, or chili. The domed tempered glass lid seals in moisture and lets you monitor your cooking at a glance. And our durable 3-layer interior coating ensures long-lasting nonstick performance. read more

Pedrini

This Pedrini Passione Aluminum Stockpot is perfect for preparing soups, stews, pasta, and more. Features an aluminum body to condu...ct heat quickly, evenly and thoroughly. The included lid helps seal in moisture, keeping your foods tender and succulent. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. Stock pot measures 10-3/4 inches diameter x 9-1/2 inches high and holds 12 quarts. read more

Farberware
$47.99 $80.00
at Belk

Farberware 12-qt. Nonstick Aluminum Covered Stockpot. Make large batches of flavorful stews and soups to feed the entire family us...ing this covered stockpot. Crafted with high-performance aluminum, this style boasts a bright speckled porcelain enamel exterior that adds a warm, table-ready touch. The durable, distinctive nonstick interior delivers excellent food release and easy cleanup. Stylish stainless steel handles provide plenty of support even when the pot is filled, and a shatter-resistant glass lid seals in heat and moistu read more

T-fal
$49.99
at Kohl's

Serve up savory stews and soups, thanks to this T-Fal Specialty nonstick aluminum stockpot. Limit 5 per household. Product Feature...s: Aluminum construction provides even heat distribution. Nonstick interior and exterior keep food from adhering. Riveted, soft-touch handles provide a comfortable grip. Glass lid let you monitor food without releasing heat. Product Care: Dishwasher safe Manufacturer's lifetime limited warranty Product Details: 12-qt. capacity Model no. A9228074 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

A heavy-duty, high-quality stockpot will provide years of cooking enjoyment. Because these pots can be cumbersome to store, you will most likely want just one. So when selecting, decide on a size that will provide flexibility in your cooking needs while easily feeding your crew.

Size

The most common stockpot sizes range from 6 quarts to 12 quarts, but they come as large as 20 quarts before getting into commercial sizes. If you have room to store just one, choose an 8- to 12-quart size, and know that it’s best to err on the side of big rather than small -- especially if you have several mouths to feed.

Shape

A stockpot has a flat, round base and tall, straight sides. Because the tall sides allow room for bubbling and boiling, this pot is great for cooking pasta as well as stocks and soups.

Structure

Stockpots are ideal for cooking foods low and slow for several hours on the stove top, so the base of the pan needs to be heavy and a good conductor of heat. This is important so the heat is even across the bottom and transferred up the sides of the pot, cooking the food the same at the bottom as at the top.

Handles

Handles are typically positioned on opposite sides at the top of the pot. For safe handling, consider the durability of the handles and the space between the handles and pot for accommodating oven mitts or pot holders. Also make sure the handles are comfortable for lifting hot and heavy loads.

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Le Creuset
$239.95 $340.00
at Crate & Barrel

Le Creuset puts their signature on this professional-quality, triple-layer cookware, an expression of their passion for quality an...d engineering excellence. Premium stainless steel with a beautiful luster sandwiches a total aluminum core-from the base all the way up to the drip-free, precision pour rims-for even heat throughout. A special magnetic steel makes it perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Thoughtful design details include laser-etched interior capacity markings and double-riveted, ergonomic stainless handles, making lifting safe and convenient. Tight-fitting lid with the signature triple ring design, oven-safe knob and stable, flat rim locks in flavor and moisture. An internal self-sealing flange locks in moisture and flavor, while a relief vent helps release excess pressure and steam to prevent boiling over. All pieces are versatile enough to go from the stovetop to the oven. This size stock pot is ideal for boiling vegetables or pasta, corn and lobsters, simmering soup, or creating a flavorful stock. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Tri-ply premium stainless steel construction -Full aluminum core -Dripless pour rims -Premium mirror-polished stainless steel interior -Brushed magnetic stainless steel exterior -Ergonomic stay-cool stainless steel handle -Polished stainless steel lid with signature triple ring and oven-safe knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction and ceramic cooktops -Dishwasher- and oven-safe to 500 degrees -Hand wash recommended -Not freezer- or microwave-safe -Made in Portugal read more

Le Creuset ® Signature 7 qt. Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid
Le Creuset
$179.95 $240.00
at Crate & Barrel

Now experience the heritage and quality of Le Creuset in hi-tech, tri-ply cookware that conducts heat so evenly and energy-efficie...ntly that only low to medium heat is needed for most cooking. Premium quality stainless steel sandwiches a total aluminum core-from the base all the way up to the drip-free, precision pour rims-for even heat throughout. A special magnetic steel makes it perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Ergonomic assist handle provides a comfortable, confident grip; tight-fitting lid locks in flavor and moisture. This size stock pot is ideal for boiling vegetables or pasta, corn and lobsters, simmering soup, or creating a flavorful stock. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Tri-ply stainless steel construction -Full aluminum core -Premium mirror-polished stainless steel interior -Brushed magnetic stainless steel exterior -Ergonomic double-riveted stainless steel side handles -Polished stainless steel lid -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction and ceramic cooktops -Dishwasher- and oven-safe to 425 degrees -Hand wash recommended -Not freezer- or microwave-safe -Made in China read more

Le Creuset ® 6.4 qt. Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid
Le Creuset
$79.95 $145.00
at Crate & Barrel

Revered by both professional chefs and home cooks since its 1925 debut, Le Creuset's classic French cookware is prized for its uti...litarian good looks and unsurpassed heat retention. Carbon steel stock pot is clad in smooth, vitrified porcelain (here in our exclusive red), rendering each piece impervious to acid, alkali, odors and stains. Designed to function on all heat sources, old and new-from gas and electric stoves, to ceramic and glass cooktops, to induction and halogen, solid fuel and open fire. The design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor. Tight-fitting lid with heat-resistant, stay-cool knob and signature triple ring design locks in flavor and moisture, with a stainless steel rim to prevent chipping and cracking. Stay-cool knobs are heat-resistant; side handles are triple-welded side for a secure grip. Non-reactive cooking surface does not require seasoning. Intended for water-based cooking. Le Creuset colors and items available via special order. Please contact your local store. Le Creuset® and other Wedding Registry offers -Carbon steel -Non-reactive porcelain enamel coating (no seasoning required) -Triple-welded side handles -Tight-fitting lid with stainless steel rim and heat-resistant phenolic knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction, smoothtop, halogen and ceramic cooktops -Oven-safe to 375 degrees -Hand wash -Not dishwasher- or microwave-safe -Made in Thailand read more

Le Creuset ® 10 qt. Red Enamel Stock Pot with Lid
Le Creuset
$79.95 $145.00
at Crate & Barrel

Designed to function efficiently on a full range of heat sources including induction and ceramic, Le Creuset enameled cookware has... been revered by professional chefs and home cooks since its 1925 debut. The stock pot's high profile design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor while cooking. Prized for its utilitarian good looks, this classic French cookware assures unsurpassed heat retention, with tight-fitting lids that create an even blanket of heat and a stainless steel rim around the top edge to prevent chipping and cracking. Also available in cherry. -Carbon steel -Non-reactive porcelain enamel coating (no seasoning required) -Triple-welded side handles -Tight-fitting lid with stainless steel rim and heat-resistant phenolic knob -For use with traditional gas and electric, induction, smooth top, halogen and ceramic cooktops -Oven-safe to 375 degrees -Hand wash -Not dishwasher- or microwave-safe -Made in Thailand read more

Le Creuset ® 10-qt. Flame Enamel Stock Pot with Lid
BergHOFF
$87.99 $135.00
at Wayfair

Size: 8" H x 10" W x 12" D, Color: Red BergHOFF Eclipse Stock Pot with Lid The eclipse non-stick cookware range to cheer upthe kit...chen in red. Sturdy feel but easy to handle and lightweight. High quality Aluminum: durable, metal utensil safe, hygienic... read more

BergHOFF Eclipse Stock Pot with Lid 3700 Size: 8" H x 10" W x 12" D, Color: Red
Swiss Diamond
$199.95 $270.00
at Chef's Resource

Slow, gentle simmering of stews and chili as well as soups and stocks on an induction cooktop is what the Nonstick Stock Pot by Sw...iss Diamond was designed for. Also called a cooks pot, this read more

Swiss Diamond 6128c Swiss Diamond 8.5 Quart Stock Pot withLid
CIA Masters
$289.95 $370.00
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The 8 quart CIA Stockpot is a great workhorse, perfect for stocks, soups, chile, stews and more. The 8 quart capacity is the most ...commonly used for a stockpot, not too big to store, not read more

CIA Masters 23514 8 Quart Stockpot - CIA Masters Collection
All-Clad
$199.95 $250.00
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All Clad has reintroduced a very large stockpot back into their accessories line. This All Clad 16 Quart Stockpot with lid will ha...ndle the largest batches of stock, chili, soups and more with it's 16 read more

All-Clad E9076474 All Clad 16 Quart Stockpot with Lid
Swiss Diamond
$199.95 $270.00
at Chefs Resource

Slow, gentle simmering of stews and chili as well as soups and stocks on an induction cooktop is what the Nonstick Stock Pot by Sw...iss Diamond was designed for. Also called a cooks pot, this read more

Swiss Diamond 6128c Swiss Diamond 8.5 Quart Stock Pot withLid
Scanpan
$179.95 $243.00
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The always popular Scanpan Dutch oven, ideal for slow cooking. 10 1/4" Diameter, 6 1/2 Quart capacity. Scanpan cookware is the on...ly line of nonstick items we have ever added (or plan to add). Unlike most read more

Scanpan 600012 Scanpan Classic 6 1/2 Qt. Dutch Oven / Stockpot
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