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Stockpots in the oven

minncalif Apr 1, 2008 01:33 PM

My dil wants a stockpot that can go in the oven Do they exist?. she does not mean a dutch oven. maybe a soupot?

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    renov8r RE: minncalif Apr 1, 2008 01:58 PM

    I would think that there is no reason that a stockpot without plastic trim/parts should not be oven safe.

    That said, a thin walled stock pot is not really going to be the right choice to braise/roast in the oven with radiant heat. Nor is there any benefit to cooking stock in the oven...

    1. Davwud RE: minncalif Apr 1, 2008 02:02 PM

      I guess it depends. I use a Dutch oven for a stock pot. Perhaps her mom did too and thinks it's a stock pot.
      I think I'd get her one of those. It's extremely versitile. Pasta, soup, stock, stew, no knead bread beans, greens, I could go on and on. In the oven, on the cook top and slow cook.


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        chuckl RE: Davwud Apr 1, 2008 06:09 PM

        I'd guess she means a dutch oven. there's really no reason to put a stockpot in the oven; good size ones would be too big anyway and aren't really designed for in-oven use. Cast iron are good for this purpose, as they retain heat well and the heavy lid seals in lots of flavor. you can get either a round one or an oval. It would probably be too small to serve as a stockpot though.

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          MMRuth RE: chuckl Apr 1, 2008 06:10 PM

          I wondered about that too - I also see no reason to put a stock pot into the oven.

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            Davwud RE: chuckl Apr 2, 2008 04:18 AM

            I have a 10 quart cast iron dutch oven and it works just fine for stock. In fact, I've used my 20 quart and it's a bit unwieldy.


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          grant.cook RE: minncalif Apr 2, 2008 07:08 AM

          Does she actually want to make stock in it? I could see using the oven for better low temperature control over a long period, but otherwise, I rely upon a dutch oven more than anything. This is a tangent, but could she be better served by a beanpot?

          1. OCEllen RE: minncalif Apr 2, 2008 11:59 AM

            I have used my big All-Clad pots in the oven! No problem!

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              chuckl RE: OCEllen Apr 2, 2008 08:03 PM

              what size all clad stock pots do you put in the oven?

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                OCEllen RE: chuckl Apr 2, 2008 09:22 PM

                I'm guessing they are the 5 and 7 quart? About 10' x 7" with lids. I've never had cleaning problems after doing a mixed on top of the stove & oven sort of cooking procedure.

            2. jayt90 RE: minncalif Apr 3, 2008 06:45 AM

              The pot in the oven makes sense for two reasons:
              1) Roasting the bones: Fill the pot 2/3 full with bones and vegs for roasting.
              2) Simmering evenly: Add water to the top of the bones, lower the temp to 250F, cover, and the simmering stock will extract flavor over several hours.

              The stock will come out rich and gelled.
              Having heat penetrate gently from all sides seems to help, rather than bottom only.

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