A stock pot like this Cuisinart Stock Pot is a must in every kitchen. You'll need this to make hearty soups and boil long pasta.
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A stock pot is essential for good cooking. You'll use this frequently for the reduction of liquids to create concentrated stocks and hearty flavorsome stews and soups. You'll use the stock pot by Cuisinart to brown beef bones for beef stock or simmer all day a chili to blend flavors perfectly. Long pasta needs to be cooked in big roomy pots to allow lots of water to rapidly boil through each strand of fettucini or spaghetti. A pot like this is ideal.
Select stock pots with a wide design and made of sturdy stainless steel with a thick steel base for durability and stability.
Features of the Cuisinart Stock Pot:
I find I use my stock pot particularly useful because it is the largest pot in my pantry. I like the large 6 qt size of stock pot as I more often than not, cook double quantities of soups, stews, chilis, or to make stock, and frequently put serves away in the freezer for another day. It's about efficiency in the kitchen.
Always use the large stock pot like this one from Cuisinart to cook long pasta. You see, the key to perfectly cooked long pasta, is to have lots of water roiling over the pasta. If cooked with insufficient room to move in the water, long pasta ends up cooked unevenly and some bits will be gluggy.
As you know, I don't believe in too much equipment in the kitchen, just quality equipment that is practical and useful to cooking quickly and efficiently. So, I use a large sized stock pot just like this Cuisinart item to mix cake and cookie batters! It is perfect as it has a stable base and is large enough to maneuver double quantities of cake batter.