The best stockpots are definitely essential cookware that indispensable in every kitchen. There is not only one benefit that the best stock pot brings for you but you can boil, fry, braise, roast, steam, sear,… with a stockpot. It made an excellent, budget, smart investment for you to buy a stockpot.
The best stock pots can easily cook a large amount of food for the whole family and even your neighbour and friends.
These pots not only easy to clean but also ensure cook your food evenly with uniform temperature all the bottom.
If you are planning to buy the best stockpot but be surrounded by so many options, you should consider some feature below.
The material will directly affect how heat distributes, the durability of the pot and ease of cleaning. The most popular materials are stainless steel and anodise aluminium.
Best stainless steel stock pots are cheap, lightweight, easy to handle, not react with chemically when heat up, safe for your health. However, stainless steel is a poor conductor.
Anodised aluminium heats up quickly and evenly, good at distributing heat but more expensive than stainless steel and not friendly with the dishwasher.
Almost stockpots are designed by a round base and deep, straight sides. Depend on your favourite, you can choose a tall and narrow pot or a short and wide one.
But if you are looking for the best stock pot for soup, we recommend you to buy a pot that taller and more narrow. This design will prevent moisture evaporating and escaping.
Most of the stockpots range from 6-12 quarts. You should consider the size of your pot due to how many people you need to cook for. And if you are limit on space, a smaller pot will more suitable for your kitchen.