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Best stock pots

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Stock pots are the perfect vessel for making delicious soups and stews, tomato sauces, boiling lobsters, and even sealing canned goods. They are versatile and sturdy, and many will last decades or longer. Their high walls also catch more splatter than saute pans and saucepans, which helps cut down on the amount of cleanup you’ll have to do in your kitchen. Check out our collection of the best stock pots for your kitchen. 

Staff pick

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T-fal Stock Pot

So easy to clean after use

After making stock, the pot can become very greasy and hard to clean. This option has nonstick coating inside and out. It also has silicone grip handles which make a full pot less likely to slip from your grasp. On the bottom, you’ll find heavy-gauge aluminum that heats evenly and resists warping. 

Stainless stunner

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Cuisinart Contour Stainless Stockpot

Show it off on your stove or countertop

This stock pot has a flat, glass lid without a venting hole, so you'll lose less moisture and flavor during longer cooking tasks. These stainless steel stick handles are built to last a lifetime and stay cool when cooking, so they’re easy on your hands. The curved shape prevents splashing when it’s time to stir the pot. 

Into induction

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Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Stockpot

Pot and lid are built to last

If you've switched to an induction cooktop, this stock pot is completely compatible! The pot and lid in this set are both made of stainless steel, so they will stand the test of time. You can also use this stock pot in the oven since it's safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Smooth finish

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Rachael Ray Enamel on Steel Stock Pot

Colorful options to brighten any kitchen

Add a burst of color to your kitchen with one of these stock pots. The core is stainless steel and then coated with enamel to create an easy-to-clean finish, safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Available in three colors to match other kitchen tools in the Rachael Ray collection. 

Durable nonstick

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Gotham Steel Stock Pot

Oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit

Choose this nonstick stock pot if you want to avoid toxins like PTHE, PFOA, and PFOS. The Ti-Cerama coating allows nonstick performance that can handle metal utensils. This option is also lightweight and easy to move with the stay-cool handles. 

Kitchen staple

Whether you’re working with meat or veggies to make a good soup base, a spacious stock pot is what you need for the task. For most people, we recommend the T-fal Stock Pot. We think the heavy bottom is best for avoiding hot spots, and the silicone grip handles are kind to your hands when the pot is full. The nonstick surfaces on the interior and exterior prevent foods from sticking, so you won’t need to spend minutes scrubbing it clean.

If nonstick isn’t for you, consider the Cuisinart Contour Stainless Stockpot. The curved shape keeps the ingredients you’re stirring low in the pot, so there’s less chance of splashing. It’s also a great choice for tomato sauces since it’s made from stainless steel. A polished finish and profile make this pot look gorgeous on any stove top.