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Whip Up Stews, Sauces and More with a Stock Pot

Stews, soups, stocks, sauces, broths and the annual fall clam boil. Is there anything a quality stock pot can’t do? We don’t think so. At Sur La Table, we consider soup pots among the most fundamental pieces of cookware for home chefs who like to entertain, as they’re perfect for whipping up dishes for a crowd. But selecting the right one can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you don’t have a specific dish in mind. Sur La Table is here to help you find the perfect stock pot for your kitchen, no matter if you’re cooking savory sauces, sweet jams or a crowd-pleasing clam boil.

Investment-Grade Soup Pots by the Best Brands

For an all-purpose soup pot that you can use for virtually any stewing or simmering endeavor imaginable, we recommend a stainless steel stock pot. The benefits of stainless steel are bountiful, from the fact that it heats the base and sides evenly—ideal for large volumes of liquids—to its easy-clean appeal. For an investment-worthy pot you know will endure, we recommend selecting a stainless steel All-Clad stock pot or a style by Demeyere, which pairs stainless steel with layers of silver and copper for 30 percent more cooking efficiency.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with a nonstick soup pot either, especially if you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience and easy care. Nonstick styles by All-Clad, Viking, La Marque and Zwilling ensure that simmering sauces don’t turn into caked-on messes. Nonstick stock pots are also great because they lessen the need for oil or fat, so they can make your homemade soups and sauces even healthier. At Sur La Table, you’ll also find attractive copper pots as well as colorful enameled steel and cast iron options to add a pop of personality to the kitchen.

Looking for a great, multipurpose stock pot that can do it all? We recommend a 12-quart style. A large stock pot such as this can handle large-scale special occasion dinners and small, family gatherings alike.