How Do You Recognize a Good Pot?

A high-quality pot not only remains stable for a long time, but does also not rust, and is easy to clean. It should also enable energy-saving cooking and be easy to use. You should pay attention to the following aspects before buying in order to recognize a good pot.

  • The material should be made of stainless steel, as this is easy to care for and robust, but tasteless and odorless.
  • Pay attention to the workmanship: You can tell good pots by the fact that the bottom and the side walls are firmly connected to each other without any cavities. In the pot itself, the transition between the bottom and the side walls should be rounded. This makes cleaning and preparing food easier.
  • The bottom of the pot should be as thick as possible and ideally have an enclosed aluminum core. In this way, the heat is best distributed during cooking and is stored longer.
  • Also, take a closer look at the lid: It should be closed properly so that steam and heat do not escape unnecessarily. If you choose a glass lid, you can watch your food as it cooks without having to lift the lid.
  • A good pot also needs secure handles that do not get hot when cooking. You can recognize optimal handles by the fact that they are very firmly attached to the pot and are comfortable to hold.
  • Other quality features for cooking pots are wide pouring rims, measuring scales inside the pot, and easy stackability.

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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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