I posted this review of the Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot over at Gracie’s Product Review some time ago but wanted to re-post it here. This is a great pot that will serve you well. I have owned mine (pictured here) for over 10 years and I cannot ever see myself using anything else.
Here is a quick updated review of my go to pot for everything from soup to sauce. It’s the Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot. (re-posted)
I have the 8 quart model but it also come in a 6 quart version and many different vibrant colors. I chose the cherry color show in the picture above. We are at that time of year when a good stock pot is a necessity. Between soups, stocks, sauces and a whole lot of other things a quality stockpot is worth the money.
10 years ago when I decided it was time for a new pot my search ended when I stumbled upon the Le Creuset shown above. I was ready to spend a lot more money on a stainless steel, no stick pot, when an ad from Chefs catalog caught my eye.
I cannot begin to tell you how happy I have been with this purchase. Easy to clean, light weight and attractive, in addition to never having to worry about anything sticking to the bottom. If you in the market for a new pot, don’t waste you money on anything else.
From Chefs Website: The enamel-on-steel construction of Le Creuset stockpots provides uniform heating for slow-simmering soups and spaghetti sauce or cooking pasta. The 8-quart size is ideal when you’re making soup or stew for a crowd; also useful for cooking pasta or rice, and for boiling whole potatoes or sweet potatoes for mashing.
The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need. Each cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Imported. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended. 8-quart capacity. 4 lbs. 9 3/4″ Dia.( 12 1/2 with handles) x 7 1/2″H (9 1/2″ with lid).
This pot normally sells for $130.00 but you can steal it NOW for $89.95 at Chef’s Catalog.
Enamel on heavy-gauge carbon steel construction makes stockpot easy to lift and pour
Stainless-steel rim on base and lid prevents chips and cracks
Enameled glossy porcelain coating is impermeable to odors and stains
Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant
Foods will not react with the enameled finish
Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times
Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer
Heavy, tight-fitting lid seals in heat and flavors
Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 450 F
Suited for all heat sources including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top
Bright color choices coordinate with virtually any home décor
3/12/2012 – New Hampshire, USA
This is the pot that I’ve been missing. My pasta sauce simmers beautifully without sticking and the pot cleans like a dream. It is so attractive that Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart
5/21/2012 – Naples, FL, USA
This 8 quart stock pot is great. It’s sturdy without being too heavy. I bought the marseille blue, it’s beautiful. I hate to hide it in the cabinet! Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart
6/6/2012 – Belvidere, Il
I am giving this to my husband for Father’s Day. He is the cook in our house. He has been dropping hints about a new stock pot. The pot arrived Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart
9/1/2012 – Eastsound, WA 98245, USA
I’ve looked for a long time for just the right stockpot and this is it. The price is exceptionally reasonable, considering the quality of the Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart
11/27/2012 – Greenfield, Indiana
I used my new pan at Thanksgiving for homemade noodles. When I use a pure stainless steel pan for the noodles, there are always noodles stuck to the Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart