From the HBD Archive
From: peg@Rational.COM
Subject: Stainless Steel Pots (& Rapids)
Date: 1989-12-22 15:13:01 GMT

I bought a 24 qt. stainless steel pot from Rapids a couple of months ago.
The prices in their 89 catalog are no longer correct: the 24 qt. pot had gone
up to $65.00 when I bought mine. I don't remember the prices of any of the
other sizes.

These pots are of much heavier steel (20 gauge, I think) than the cheapo
stainless steel pots I've seen elsewhere. The handles seem to be well attached.
I saw a 20 qt. pot at Service Merchandise for $30-$40, but it was much thinner.

Note that the pots from Rapids are stainless steel only, and the bottom is
no thicker than the sides. I got some burning on the bottom (in the shape
of the coils on my electric range), but I didn't use the trick of turning
off the burners while dissolving extract. Pots such as Revereware, with
a copper-laminated bottom, or Wearever, with an aluminum-laminated bottom,
will be much better than this, but prices for these are quite a bit higher.

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