I was given this item as a gift and never really saw a reason to use it. I have a nice set of Stainless pots and pans and was indifferent to using this Pasta Pot, but I was wrong! I love this thing! It seems to heat up quickly and the locking lid makes it great for when you want to drain your noodles. It's convenient, easy to use and it cooks the pasta perfectly.
This pot is great for stews. The only issue I have is that the inside of the pot is not like the other Paul Deen pots & pans that I have. Her other pots & pans have a non-stick coating on the inside. This pot does not! So you have keep it on a very low heat or whatever you are cooking will stick & burn on the bottom.
I ordered this to replace a thirty year old pan. This pot is a much better design and so pretty and shiny. It would not fit in my designated drawer space because of the height but I found a place for it.
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