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.
We've had this pot for a couple of months now & now I wonder why I waited so long to get a new one. This one replace an old copper-bottom pan belonging to my MIL which we used until the handle broke off. This pan heats much more quickly & evenly than the old pan. The handle stays surprisingly cool, although I still use a pot holder. The glass lid is great! Very, very pleased!
The saucepan is solid and attractive. I chose stainless steel and the contoured shape to match my other pans which it does. The reason for the 4 stars is that to my surprise, the pan only has 1 pour spout. (My two other pans have 2 - one on each side). If you are holding the pan by the handle in front of you the pour spout is on the LEFT. I am right-handed so it means I hold the pot in my right hand while awkwardly using a spatula in my left hand to scrape down while pouring. I wish this detail had been noted in the description.
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