This is, and will always be, the absolutely best pot you can buy. Farberware has been around forever and is still the best there is. Wish they had one exactly like this 3-quart, except in a 4-quart size.
I grew up learning to cook from my grandmother in a cast iron skillet. I yearned for those "good old days". Cast iron is the way to go! However, I forgot about the fact that my nuclear family consists of two adults and one brilliant dog (I should have asked her to place the order). I cook once or twice a week and don't throw dinner parties, I should have noticed the "5 Quart" part (even 3 Quarts would have been more than enough for some yummy leftovers). That said, by all means order this if you are way into cooking and have many to cook for. It arrived beautifully but its size overwhelmed us. When I get around to it guess I'll be getting the 3 Qt. pan - w/o the lid. Overstock has a nifty collection. Just wish more was not brought in from China!
I had purchased this along with the 4 quart and it is one of the more frequently used pot in the kitchen. It works very well for boiling, steaming, simmering and just regular cooking. The shape is very appealing and the design is sturdy. I have stopped it a few times and I do not see any dents. I have used it on gas, ceramic and induction and it works well with all of them!
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