Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tool Review: Finally, a really good stock pot

Through the last couple of years of jam-making, root-boiling and half of this year's sugar cane syrup making, I made do with this old stock pot I got from a thrift store:


The bottom of it is really thin, the top is missing, and it burns things. Look at the inside:


As we started making sugar this year, I thought... you know, it's about time to get a new pot, so I went on Amazon and read a bunch of reviews, then finally settled on this puppy

Here's the manufacturer's image:

It arrived in time to finish up our sugaring... in fact, I'll be putting another batch through tomorrow. Supposedly, this model is a 20-quart, like my old one, but I've found that the capacity seems to be higher than that. It's definitely bigger, and much more solid. The handles are also a lot less flimsy.

It looks less pretty now that my hard water has gotten ahold of it, but here are a pair of exterior and interior shots so you can compare it to the old one:



What a huge upgrade. The metal is a lot thicker, the lid has a perfect fit, the base is sturdy and it doesn't burn stuff.

With how much jam making and food processing we do - not to mention the size of our family - it was worth the high price.

The only downside to this pot is the fact that it was made in China. At least it was made well... unlike most of what I've found for sale locally.


By the way, doesn't the giant name kind of crack you up?

"New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. 

I suppose the name sums it all up, but I'm imagining selling these via telemarketing.

"Hi, I'm Dave with The Genuine Quality Professional China-made Cookware Company... are you in the market for a really good stock pot?"

...

"Yes? May I then recommend the New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item model? It's better than the one you have right now with the thin bottom that burns stuff!"

...
"Hello? Are you there?"

I guess I should go and post a review at Amazon... I was just enjoying finally having a nice piece of kitchen cookware and felt like posting it here first.

DISCLAIMER:


David the Good/Survival Gardener/David Goodman/Winky was not paid to recommend the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" and has never worked for, nor had a family member work for the manufacturers of the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item." Of course, if you buy it on Amazon from this site, Dave will make a few cents, but still, that barely counts. Additionally, any resemblance of the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" to any other stock pot, living or dead, including the "New Professional Commercial Grade 16 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" is purely accidental. Past performance of the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" is no guarantee of future results. Talk with your doctor before administering "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" to children under the age of five. The makers of the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" are not responsible for any injuries caused by the misuse of the "New Professional Commercial Grade 20 QT (Quart) Heavy Gauge Stainless Steel Stock Pot, 3-Ply Clad Base, Induction Ready, With Lid Cover NSF Certified Item" and cannot be held liable for accidental boilings, toe injuries, drownings or explosions of meat broth.

TOOL RATING:




FIVE SPUDS!
 

Labels: ,

3 Comments:

At November 23, 2013 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Jorge Duncan said...

Nice caveat!

 
At November 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Jorge Duncan said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At October 19, 2014 at 12:51 AM , Blogger Thomas Braylen said...

Induction cooking is probably the newest tendencies inside cooking industry as well as reputation accumulated a great deal of optimistic comments coming from chefs in addition to homeowners. Whatever meal or maybe formula you need to make, it's likely that, you'll be acquiring amazing results using the Induction cookware.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

<data:blog.pageTitle/>

This Page

has moved to a new address:

http://www.thesurvivalgardener.com

Sorry for the inconvenienceā€¦

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service