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.
Cuisinart Contour Stainless Stockpot (opens in new tab)
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.
Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Stockpot (opens in new tab)
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.
Gotham Steel Stock Pot (opens in new tab)
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.
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 Cuisinart Contour Stainless Stockpot (opens in new tab). 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.