Many years ago, when I first moved out on my own, I inherited a set of pots from my grandmother. Nothing fancy, just your basic Faberware stainless steel with black plastic handles. She had kept them in great condition and I was so happy to have them.
As I got older and started cooking more I slowly replaced my grandmother’s pots with new ones; all except the 4 quart stock pot. Even though the handles jiggled and the plastic had started to melt the pot was still in working condition and I just never got around to updating it. Eighteen years later and I’m amazed that this pot is still around.
Along came CSN and their wonderful preferred blogger program which allows me to review products of my choice. After much deliberation I decided this was the perfect opportunity for me to take the bull by the horns and get a new stock pot. I perused CSN for what seemed like days and finally choose the Zwilling JA Henckels International Classic Clad 3.5 quart pot.
Why this particular pot? Well 1. It fit into my “spending limit;" 2. Even from the photos online I could tell it was sturdy; 3. Henckels makes good products; and 4. It has stainless handles (very important with our high output burners that seem to melt everything)
I’ve had the pot now for a few weeks and I love it. It definitely meets all of my needs. It's made of 3-ply stainless steel with riveted square stainless handles. This is perfect for my high output burners. I love that both the lid and pot are number coded so you are always certain to have the correct match. I also like the capacity lines on the interior which help with measuring ingredients. I’m looking forward to being able to use this pot in the oven…something I couldn’t do with my old one because of the plastic handles.
I'm hoping that like my grandmother's old pot; this new one is going to last me a long time.