06-10-2003, 05:37 AM
Good stock pots for boiling water on ceramic top range
In article ,
(Peter Lampione) wrote:
What are the best pots for boiling water quickly over
a smooth ceramic glass top electic stove?
The pot needs to be lightweight (less mass to heat), except
that the bottom has to be flat, and as good a heat conductor
The pots I see most often mentioned in these newsgroups
(such as All-Clad, Calphalon), are very nice and heavy weight,
and thus heat up slowly.
I have a wonderful Lagostina Irradial (4 qt), that has a
somewhat this but well made aluminum/stainless steel bottom (ready
also for induction!), and very this stainless steel walls.
However, I'd like to have one or two more, in sizes 6 and 8 qts,
and I don't seem to be able to find the Lagostinas easily (I bought
it while traveling).
What are the best stock pots for ceramic ranges, in terms of speed
I just bought a few NSF Update pots from cookswares.com (I think)
including a 16 quart stockpot. Professional grade 18/8 stainless;
induction-ready; rolling-pin flat, thick disk bottom for use on my
glass-top; and welded handles. They are a bit heavier to heft around,
but they are fabulous and the price was the best I could find for
similar quality. For lots more money, Mauviel, Demeyere and Sitram are
also induction-ready, similar quality.