Choosing a Stockpot
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Stock Pot Buyers’ Guide
The stock pot is a generic name for a very common type of cooking pot. Traditionally, stock pots are used to make broth or stock, which are later used as the base for more complex recipes. A stock pot is a wide pot with straight sides, a flat bottom, an opening to the full size of the pot, two side handles, and a lid with a handle. A stock pot is used to make stock which is usually made by adding foods such as meat, bones, fish or vegetables to simmering water for a few hours. This slow simmering helps transfer flavors and nutrients to the water, to blend, and a new mixture of aromas and flavors is created. The most common materials of stock pots are aluminum, stainless steel, copper and enamel on metal.
Stock pots do not come in standard sizes, they are larger as a larger batch of stock is usually required. The size of a stock pot should be determined according to your cooking needs. A smaller 6-12 quart is the perfect size for any home-cook. They are perfect for cooking larger food such as lobsters and crabs but are also great for more everyday cooking needs. For cooking large animals such as turkeys or very big batches of stock, you can get a 20-quart pot. But remember to keep in mind that big stocks require much more storage space, are heavy, and require a lot of heat for all the water used. So, before you purchase a stock pot, ask yourself what you are going to cook and how much of it, and then decide the size.
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