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Sur La Table Fourth Burner Multi-Function Pot


Specifically designed to fit stoves’ often-underused fourth burners, our tall, narrow pot is great for cooking vegetables like asparagus or corn, preparing pasta or boiling a dozen eggs. It’s the perfect pot for your smallest burner and a huge...Read More

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A versatile pot designed for smaller burners.


EXCLUSIVE Specifically designed to fit stoves’ often-underused fourth burners, our tall, narrow pot is great for cooking vegetables like asparagus or corn, preparing pasta or boiling a dozen eggs. It’s the perfect pot for your smallest burner and a huge help in the kitchen.

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  • Handy interior markings make it easy to measure out ingredients
  • Pouring spout for drip-free pouring
  • Glass lid makes it easy to monitor cooking foods and includes built-in drain holes for easy straining
  • Silicone-coated handles stay cool to the touch
  • Durable stainless steel body is paired with an aluminum base for excellent heat conduction
  • Steel wire basket lifts easily from the pot when cooking is complete

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Sur La Table
  • Material: Stainless steel, glass, silicone, aluminum
  • Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 10.5"
  • Capacity: 12 cups
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty
  • Made in China exclusively for Sur La Table

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe

What's In the box? Show

  • Pot
  • Lid
  • Wire basket
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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
112 Reviews
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I like this Pot
I like this pot a lot. I like everything about it. #1 does not take up much space on the store top. Here are the features I like besides the side of it and the basket in it The handles are comfortable.... the top is glass ...easy to peek into pot... when turned slightly it secures the top tight... then the pot can be picked up from the top. The top as vent holes at the lip area for pouring out water. There are easy to see one cup measurements up the inside of the pot... this will make a good large measuring cup. When i cooked pasta it was better with the top off. I am please with this pot and think I will find more uses for it as time goes by I am very please with this purchase and have found another good item to make my cooking enjoyable.
September 7, 2015
over 3 years ago
Handy and versital
I bought this pot to cook small items using my induction burner. It works great with induction and the basket is very convenient. Soft to hard boil eggs are done very quickly and to the right specifications. Paste and veggie not only steam well but I use it to blanch small portions of veggies. I was impressed with the blanching because I cook for two now and the size make it easy to handle without the bulk and weight of larger pots.
March 30, 2016
over 2 years ago
4th burner
I love my 4th burner, don't know what I did without it. I'm
75 yrs old so I've been cooking a long, long time.
September 17, 2015
over 3 years ago
Love this pot
Finally! The perfect pot to hard-boil eggs. It's also great for cooking pasta although many pastas will slide right through the basket. Not a problem for me since I've always poured my pasta through a colander and never used a basket to drain my pasta. It utilizes the seldom-used smallest burner and the silicone handles don't require a potholder to remove the lid or the pot from the stove. It has a small footprint so it's easy to store, although I've kept it on my stove top as a cute conversation piece.
March 31, 2016
Extremely useful pot, works well on induction cooktop
This pot is useful for eggs, new or red potatoes, beans, frozen ravioli, or blanching any veggie you want to plunge into cold water after (to stop the cooking and set the color). It works beautifully on the small and medium zones of my induction cook-top.
May 20, 2016
over 2 years ago
Very Disappointing
I thought this pot was going to be so useful. Not. It took forever even for a small amount of water to come to a boil. Asparagus stuck in the basket wires, difficult to remove. The only good thing was that it fit my really teeny burner. Really tried to like it, got rid of it.
August 24, 2015
Pot with Basket
I was a bit disappointed at the thickness of the pot. It seems kind of flimsy. The basket feature and covered handles are nice.

When I cooked a few things, the walls stained (like rust). Not what I was hoping for.
August 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
Good quality, but not practical for me
This pot is of good quality and might work well for some, but I found that the water took WAY to long to boil because of the vertical structure.
July 29, 2016
over 3 years ago
Perfect for Trailer
I purchased this to use in our new trailer. It is compact and versatile. Perfect for everyday use for just about anything you need to cook.
March 28, 2016
over 2 years ago
Forth burner pot review
It is a terrific pot and I have enjoyed using it for many different purposes. Great buy for the bucks.
September 16, 2015

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
my daughter has one and it is fantastic
mari lynn d on Nov 11, 2018
Thought my family would like it
Karen B on Oct 31, 2018
my daughter has one and it is fantastic
mari lynn d on Nov 11, 2018
Handiness for pasta and eggs
Jo A on Oct 31, 2018
Thought my family would like it
Karen B on Oct 31, 2018
Great idea. I can use this for so much. Hope it is worth it.
greta a on Oct 31, 2018
looks convenient for boiling smaller items
marija v on Oct 31, 2018
Looks convenient for the kind of food prep I occasionally do.
W R on Oct 31, 2018
it looks very useful! great photos :)
Emily B on Oct 31, 2018
The size, shape and capacity are a much needed efficient use of burner space for holiday cooking..
Cynthia d on Oct 31, 2018
I think this would be a great addition to a two person household.
Janice S on Oct 31, 2018
I chose this primarily for asparagus but when I saw that it could boil eggs, cook pasta, steam vegetables, I was convinced.
Teresa B on Oct 27, 2018
It seems like it might function well for our 2-person household.
Robert M on Oct 18, 2018
Austin P on Oct 17, 2018
have one and bought it for Christmas gifts
Karen C on Oct 17, 2018
This looks like I will be able to downsize on a lot of my pots. I'm excited to get it.
Deborah N on Oct 15, 2018
I choose this because we boil a lot of eggs and potatoes. I think it will be a great tool for my kitchen.
Brenda R on Oct 12, 2018
To cook pasta and asparagus
Dorothy D on Oct 9, 2018
to heat coffee/tea water, boil eggs, etc.
Drucilla T V on Oct 8, 2018
I thought this was a very unique product. I like the versatility of it and the idea of the basket.
Laronda B on Sep 11, 2018
Caught my eye
Johanna Z on Sep 9, 2018
fits my rv stove
william s on Jul 25, 2018
Patricia G on Jul 23, 2018
Reviews and the multi-function aspects that makes it something usable on my stove and even on a camp stove.
Megan I on Jul 23, 2018
Lesley n on Jul 20, 2018
Great idea for using all burners!
Karen S on Jun 30, 2018
small studio apartment
Elizabeth S on Jun 18, 2018
I think the name says it all. Looks like a great addition!
Joanne F on Jun 17, 2018
It works beautifully, exactly as described, washes perfectly in dishwasher, is small, attractive, and easy to use.
barbara S on May 21, 2018
like the idea of using the small burner to blanch vegetables and other things
Assumpta R on May 20, 2018
Limited space in kitchen and thought it was a good all purpose pot we could use for many things.
Erica R on May 4, 2018
I like the shape of this pot. I think it will be very useful to me.
Debbie on May 4, 2018
Perfect for cooking smaller amounts of food and that it fits a small burner.
JoAnn A on May 3, 2018
Colette l on Apr 30, 2018
I love the look of this pot. Can't wait to try it.
Amy S on Apr 30, 2018
Versatile pot that fits on the back of the stove and great for asparagus!
Sally H on Apr 29, 2018
This looks so handy for so many things I just splurged!
Mary K on Apr 29, 2018
Good idea when cooking while using oversized pots on stove. Love insert basket to quickly blanch vegetables ex; Brussel sprouts
veronica d on Apr 29, 2018
I cook a lot of eggs and asparagus and this item looked like the right tool to have in the kitchen.
JUDITH P on Apr 28, 2018
Daughter requested this item for her birthday.
Andrea M on Apr 26, 2018
Looks like a useful product. good idea.
Janet P on Apr 20, 2018
Heard about it from a friend.
Roxann T on Apr 18, 2018
Liked what I saw
Wynona P on Apr 17, 2018
thought it was so functional!
Ann C on Apr 16, 2018
Want to boil eggs for a protein Snack -need all the help and time . and this looked like it will make my life easier
Karen S on Apr 15, 2018
Looks useful and handy to use; reviews were glowing. And it's on sale.
Katherine M on Apr 14, 2018
perfect house warming gift for my daughter's friends. Good reviews. good price.
Diane K on Apr 12, 2018
I need one
Anh P on Apr 9, 2018
This looks super hand!
Jennifer C on Apr 9, 2018
This is a handy item to have for asparagus, small amounts of steamed veggies and eggs. I like the fact that this item is composed of stainless steel where food has direct contact.
Donna D on Apr 8, 2018
My sister in law has this pot and loves it for it's versatility.
Rene D on Apr 7, 2018
getting an extra for our vacation home. already have one and love it!
Kathryn S on Apr 6, 2018
Handiness for pasta and eggs
Jo A on Oct 31, 2018
Great idea. I can use this for so much. Hope it is worth it.
greta a on Oct 31, 2018
Can this be used on an induction cooktop?
Sharon G on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be.
I can't quite figure out how large it is. How many ears of corn will it cook at one time, a pound of pasta, a dozen eggs? Will it do all of these things?
Elaine G on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depending on the size of the corn,. 2-4 max. I did a dozen extra large eggs in it no problem, but remember the size of the eggs makes a difference. You also want make sure you have room for water expansion without it bubbling over. I would not fill above 3/4 when boiling eggs. Plus it depends on how you cook your eggs, there are many methods out there. In fact, to hard boil an egg appropriately you should never let the water go to a full boil. My experience showed that eggs cooked faster in this pot.
what part is aluminum? Is it appropriate if one is trying to avoid aluminum pots because of leeching?
mary s on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Correction, the description says there is aluminum in the base. The aluminum part doesn't touch your food. The interior is all steel. In fact, the aluminum base must be all clad in steel because the pot heats up on my induction stove too.
Is this pot suitable for induction cooktop?
Andrew M on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes, works great on induction, that is what I use it on.
How would you use it for Asparagus and how much water would be suitable for it? How long should it take and wouldn't it fall through the holes?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depends upon the diameter, length, and number of asparagus stalks and how well done and what color you want them.
Use a larger amount of water, about 1 1/2 to 2 cups, bring it to a boil before you add the basket containing the asparagus, leave the pot uncovered, lower the heat.. Pull the basket up frequently to test for doneness (using a paring knife which should easily enter, but not easily exit, the lower part of the stalk.) Remove when slightly underdone as it will continue to cook and over cooked asparagus will "lose its head"
Are there any instructions, tips, recipes, hints or ANYTHING that can be helpful in using this pan?
Linda D on Aug 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Once you sauté garlic and olive oil, you can add almost anything to this pan. I bought a bag of mixed seafood and then added a pound of clams with white wine. Amazing!!!
Thanks for your answers re the eggs and pasta, but my main question is how much water to put into the pot both for the eggs and the pasta?
Patty R on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For the pasta about 3/4 full of water, eggs just cover the eggs by an inch.
Is this the Kuhn Rikon one? Does it have measure marks on the inside? And does it come with a silicone trivet? Thnx
A shopper on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello. It is Sur La Table Brand. Yes, it has measure marks on the inside. No, it does not come with a silicone trivet.
How do you cook pasta and hard boiled eggs in this pan? I love it for steaming corn but can't sort out how to cook pasta and eggs.
Patty R on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: To hardboil eggs I first get the water to a hard boil letting the eggs warm up out of the frig while it comes to a boil. Adds eggs slowly with a slotted spoon and then slowly turn down heat until it is barely boiling ( lid off). Watch it for a little while to make sure it is barely boiling. Cook for 20 minutes at barely boiling temperature. Remove basket and dump out all hot water. Return to basket to the pan and run cold water over eggs until cool. Eggs yolks will be all a creamy yellow with no green.
Is the red handle riveted or welded to the pot?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The handle on the glass lid has two rivets/bolts, the handle on the pot is welded, so the inside of the pot is smooth.
What is the weight of the pot? How heavy is the gauge of the stainless? Is the aluminum covered by stainless?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is an aluminum base on the exterior for heat conduction. The basket is stainless steel, NOT aluminum. It states that in the product description above and on the box as well.
Will this pot work on an induction stove? Aluminum and stainless steel are not magnetic, which is required for an induction stove.
Claire G on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It works well on induction cook-tops. I have the pot and an induction cook-top and love them both.
Can you use this pot without the basket?
maddie on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, have used the 4th burner pot for many things, I needed to conserve space because my other burners were being used so I warmed some homemade soup in this and instead of ladling out the soup I just poured it out. Just last week I used it to serve ice tea, I just don't know what I did without the 4th burner.
I would like to confirm that the base is exposed aluminum versus aluminum encapsulated in stainless steel. The manual for my ceramic cooktop says not to use aluminum cookware, but this looks like a pot that would otherwise be really useful to me. Can someone verify whether the aluminum is encapsulated in steel or exposed in such a way that it would come into contact with the cooking surface?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is aluminum encapsulated in steel. Amazing pot. I love it!
I gather this is 10.5" tall, what is the inside diameter of this pot?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pot is actually 8" tall (without the lid). The diameter is 7" across the top. The insert is 7" tall and 6" across the top. It's a great little pot. You can easily boil over a dozen eggs at one time, and I find they come out better than when I use a regular sauce pan. I love this pot! Hope this helps.
The instructions say remove triviet from pot before palcing on stove - what are they talking about? Nothing seems removable besides basket and lid? thanks!
A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The trivet they are referring to is the basket.
Can you cook spaghetti in this? Will
It come out of basket? If not, what kind of pasta can you cook?
Dolly77 on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure you could cook spaghetti or any other thin pasta in the pot alone. You couldn't be able to utilize the basket, because the spaghetti would just fall through it. I use my multi-function pot (and basket) to cook corn on the cob, asparagus, and other veggies. I get the water to a boiling point, and then drop the basket in.
Are you able to can in this pot?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why you couldn't can in it. Would actually be great if you did a small batch of something and didn't want to drag out the giant canning kettle.
Hi Everyone, I have this pot and would like ideas on how to use it. I see above for hard boiled eggs and veggies. Anything else? Can you share a specific method you use for hard boiled eggs? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For hard boiled eggs I put one cup of water in the bottom of the pot. Then I put one to a dozen eggs in the basket and sprinkle them with salt. Don't laugh, Iearned about the salt in Chemistry class; it changes the permeability of the shells. I bring the water to a boil over medium high to high heat. Then I turn the burner way down and let the eggs cook for 14 minutes. How low you turn the temperature probably varies by stove. Then pour the water out over the sink, put the basket in the sink and spray the eggs occasionally to stop the cooking.
If you cooked lots of eggs you can boil some potatoes for potato salad. Be sure to increase the water level to one and a half to two cups for the longer cooking time. Try steaming red potatoes for 15 minutes, add kielbasa to the pot for 10 more minutes and then follow up with a corn cob split in half for another 10 minutes. Serve it up with a green salad and you have a nice, easy dinner for two.
Would this be tall enough to cook crab legs?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This pot is 8 inches tall. If your referring to snowcrab legs....I don't think you would be able to stand them upright whole. But if you bent them in half or broke them . Hope this helped.
Fry with it?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely NO
Does it only come in red?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know, it only comes in red. I would buy it in any color, because it is such a handy pot to have.
What is the height of the pot? Is it tall enough to fit 1-2 ears of corn vertically (i.e., I don't like to cut the ears of corn in half but only need to cook 1-2)

Also, when the basket is inserted in the pot, does it sit on the bottom of the pot, or is there any clearance, like you would have with a regular steamer insert?
A shopper on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will hold 1-2 ears of corn vertically in the pot.

There is a little clearance on the bottom of the basket but not much. It would not work as a steamer.
is there an instruction booklet?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's been a while; but, I think it did come with some kind of small booklet. It isn't really necessary, though. This little workhorse is perfect for boiling eggs or potatoes on a small burner. It works like any other pot. It just has the basket which makes it easier to lift it from the pot to drain the items.
How does it hold up on a gas burner/stove?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It holds up very well. The pot is well made with a heavy feel. The bottom is thicker you'd expect. I crank up the heat on my gas range to high to get water boiling quickly. This hasn't discolored the pot at all. FYI, it was recently looking a bit grungy, so I turned it upside down, sprayed the outside with Oven-Off, let it sit overnight, and scrubbed it with a Scotch-Brite pad. It now looks just like the day I bought it.
Are the handles merely soldered on the pot or is there a rivet to secure?
Pat L on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The handles are soldered on. I've used this pot for so many things of course asparagus, pasta and now its
the only pot I use for hard boiled eggs. I always boil10 eggs, bring the water to a boil and then cover and let sit for 10 min. I just lift out the basket and put the basket with the eggs in it, into an ice bath for 10 min.
I want to use this as a deep fryer, will it work?
Nhung M on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I could see it in theory because of the basket, but I wouldn't try it. The pot is very light weight and is great for cooking in boiling liquid or steaming because of the tight-fitting lid. The lid creates an environment similar to a pressure-cooker and it heats really well with the lid. Without the lid, it doesn't build heat very well and it may be hard to keep oil at the right temperature. Also, the tall narrow design can make it easy to tip.
Specs list dimensions as 8" x 6" x 10.5" The shape is a cylinder not a box, so what are the dimensions?? what is the radius or diameter and height, please. Thank you.
A shopper on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Good catch on the dimensions, and your geometry instructor would give you kudos! I don't have my pot here with me, but I'd say that you're looking at a 6 or 8" diameter, with a 10" height. There's also that convenient little wire basket for cooking eggs or asparagus. I really like this pot, and have found it useful and a nice space-saver on the stove top. I even sent one to my sister and to my friend, because I knew they'd like it, too. The glass lid is also handy, especially with the steam vent and the perforated spout. Buy it -- you won't regret it.
Does pasta stay in the basket? It looks like it might slip through :/
Laurie S on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pasta is usually cooked in a larger amount of water. You could use a cheesecloth liner or you could cook a small amount of pasta, pull the basket when done, and drain the water into a strainer to capture any escaped pasta pieces.

The fourth Burner Multi-Function Pot is wonderful for a couple of ears of sweet corn, easy to cook fresh vegetables and lift them out just as they are perfectly done, and fits my 5'' x 7 " Solari go anywhere infra red grill to heat water for coffee, hot chocolate, or homemade dehydrated meals when camping. I LOVE it.
Has anybody tried cooking artichokes in this pot?
Michelle W on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My intent when I bought the fourth burner was to use it for artichokes, however, artichokes have become so big that they won't fit. Sorry :-(


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