There are 2 items with slightly different prices but the exact same photo. I ordered both because I couldn't find or get any explanation of the difference. So here's the difference: Overstock # 12032167-000-000 "Cooks Pro Stainless Steel 8-quart Pasta Cooker-Stainless Pasta Cooker and Overstock # 12032203-000-000 "Stainless Steel 4-piece Multi-purpose Pasta Cooker-Stainless Pasta Cooker are exactly the same EXCEPT that the bottom of the bottom pot (the one that rests on the burner) of # 12032203-000-000 "Stainless, etc." is not as heavy duty as # 12032167-000-000 Cook's Pro, etc." It IS still firm and solid, medium weight, NOT lightweight and thin like some other pot's I've seen whose bottoms I could actually pop like a cheap cookie tin. The bottom pot by itself weighs 2 1/4 lbs for the heavier one (#528) and 1 1/2 lbs for the lighter one (#512) The manufacturer's model/SKU is #528 on the heavier-weight pot and is #512. on the medium-weight pot. I am keeping the heavier one #528 because I expect to use it a lot. Hope this helps someone else make a choice.
I bought this pot after purchasing an induction cooktop...and after searching, came across this...one of the questions asked was if this worked with an induction cooktop...the answer was yes. So I bought it, washed it and put it in the cabinet to wait for our next pasta meal. ( it is, I must say a nice looking, solid feeling pot) a couple weeks later we go to cook pasta...the cooktop does nothing and blink at us....it is not induction friendly..though it is a nice pot for a regular stove. Since all the packing material and paperwork is long gone...not much I can do about that now.
This Pasta pot was labeled as an 8 quart. I was disappointed that it is really only 7 quarts. The pot itself is fine. It has all the different components advertised. BUT what I REALLY wanted was an 8 quart. The box it came in claimed 8 quart. So there you have it.
It shines like new after cooking and cleaning...! Handles can get hot so use pot holders...! We will use olive oil to smear on inside of pan to help keep rice and spaghetti from sticking to the sides... The only complaint I have is that the inside basket could be a bit deeper. At the moment it only will go down halfway down the pot, which cuts down on how much spaghetti you can add if your using the basket. I have chickens, and I use this pot for spaghetti, rice and frozen veggies... I can't use the basket, because it doesn't hold enough. but the pot itself does a great job.... =)