After shopping around and trying to decide what brand and size I wanted, I finally settled on the Tramontina 22 Qt Stainless Steel stock pot. It’s a shame to have a pot taking up space when you only use it a few times a year, but I’ve had more call for one in the last 2 years than I’d ever have thought possible.
We make and eat a lot of soups, stews, chilis and jams…all of which require large pots for the amounts I prefer to make. Why do a small pot when you can do the large and have meals to put in the freezer or jams for the pantry? I love making stock too…just fills the house with the best smells. I should learn how to can the stocks rather than freezing. I’ll have to consult my canning mentor on this one, cause I know she cans everything in the World! Right, Judy?
Long story short, I found this lovely pot under the Christmas tree this year and I’m still ecstatic! Of course, I had just made the double batch of marmalade, but there will be another time! I cannot wait to press it into service. I have a smaller Tramontina pan that I really like to use. Easy to clean and not so heavy that I cannot lift them when empty. Full will require assistance!
I have a good hubby who finally got over the guilt about purchasing the items I really need/want for Birthdays and Christmas. Yeah! I would draw the line at an iron or a vacuum though! Those just mean WORK, and we all know I’m allergic to that!
Susan ~ Patchkat