I purchased this for a gift, and we used it on Xmas Eve...Little disappointed as it was to be a 18/20 stainless steel..The bottom was this gauge however the sides of the main pot was much thinner. I have another brand which in comparison is much sturdier. I purchased this because of it's 12 qt capacity for soup along with the pasta strainer and that was and exceed expectations. The discription said it had heat resistant handles but the handles got extremely hot while cooking. The person who received this as a gift was thrilled in spite of the above flaws...but then again he isn't the cook I am....it is a good value but you really need to know these things. I wouldn't call it a Pro line.....
I use this "pasta" cooker for everything. The stainless steel is very sturdy, but not too heavy to lift when you have it full of water and food. Great for boiling potatoes, noodles, veggies, eggs, making stew. . . I also like the small steamer insert. This also has a glass lid, which is the best idea ever! I would definitely recommend this cooker combination!
Requested Christmas present for Italian son-in-law, he loves it! Nicer quality and cheaper price than all the stores I searched for this item. And they never keep them in stock, just a display in store. And their delivery time was much longer than your's! Good job Overstock!
If I cooked pasta for a family / more often, I imagine a heavier gauge pot might be preferable. This one is well made, looks great, and cooks pasta WAY better than I managed in a regular 2-3 quart pot. Takes longer to heat up the larger amount of water, but pasts cooks much faster. I chose this one because my gas flame can't heat a wider pot.
I've used this pasta cooker a few times now. The only complaints that I have: (1) the holes are just a little large (a large quantity of my angel hair pasta slipped through and ended up stuck on the bottom of the pot ... I had to boil more using the old boil and drain way) and (2) it isn't quite as sturdy as I thought it would be. The inserts are heavy duty but the pot itself is quite thin. I would have given it 4-1/2 stars if I could have because, overall, I'm thrilled with this pot. Would I buy it again ... Definitely. Would I recommend it to friends ... Definitely.
I purchased this for my girlfriend shes very pleased with the pot.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great features and quality for price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
I needed a heavy duty pan that after many uses still looked like new this is your pan for that the strainer is just a bonus great product
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy well made
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
I returned the product because I was not pleased with the spot-welded handles and this metal of this set. I was hoping that this bargain was going to offer a great quality product and it did not. This is the only thing I have returned due to poor quality.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor - returned product
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not accurate
I have been looking for a pasta cooker for several months and for the price this is excellent. I have used it several times since my recent purchase and have no complaints.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate