What is this? A soup pot is very similar in size and shape to a stock pot. The main difference between a soup pot and stock is that a soup pot has a heavier base. This is because there isn’t typically as much liquid to heat up when making soup as when making stock.
Thereof, can a Dutch oven be used as a stock pot?
If you want to make stock, a stainless steel stock pot is perfect for the job. If you’re going to do it over a campfire or hot coals, though, a Dutch oven is probably a better tool for the task. Don’t use an enamel-coated oven over the fire, as it can’t withstand the heat.
Likewise, people ask, how big is an 8 qt stock pot?
Top Diameter:10 Inches. Height:6 1/4 Inches. Gauge:21 Gauge.
Is a stock pot is wider than it is tall?
Conventionally, stock pots are tall and narrow, although some soup stock pots may be short and wide to allow for easier stirring.
The most common stock pot sizes are 6-quart, 8-quart, 12-quart, and 16-quart. They go up to 20-quart and beyond, but those sizes are primarily used in commercial kitchens.
What Can I Use Instead of a Stock Pot?
- Dutch oven.
- Soup pot.
- Large saucepan.
You can make these delicious foods with your stockpot:
- Stock (beef, poultry, fish, and vegetable)
- Tomato sauce.
- Steamed seafood (lobster, clams, shrimp, etc.)
Eight-quart stockpots can boil a few pounds of pasta, yield more than four quarts of stock, and cook a large party’s-worth of long-simmering Sunday sauce, all while stacking and stowing easily when not in use. You definitely need one big pot in your kitchen, and eight quarts is exactly how big.
Pots with nonstick coatings are easy to use, and ceramic pots — that is, metal finished in a ceramic coating — are also popular because they’re durable. Soup pots also can be made of copper, stainless steel or cast iron.
Best Stockpots at a Glance
- Best Overall: Cuisinart 12-Quart Stockpot with Lid.
- Top-Rated: Homichef 16-Quart Stainless Steel Stockpot.
- Best for Large Batches: Mainstays 20-Quart Stockpot.
- Best for Beginners: Cook N Home 12-Quart Stainless Steel Stockpot.
- Best Budget-Friendly: Cooks Standard 12-Quart Stainless Steel Stockpot.