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32 qt stainless steel commercial stock pot.

sanborn5 Apr 22, 2012 07:20 AM

I make large amounts of sauce and my 16 qt just won't cut it anymore.
I do not want to spend a million dollars but have looked at many pots on line.
Any reviews on the following?
Update International
Polar Ware

I know there is another one which is better then the above I think it is called
vollath, but it is also more $$$$$

The three above are all around the same $$$.

Thanks for any help.

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    wattacetti Apr 22, 2012 07:45 AM

    I have a Vollrath Tribute 22 qt because I wanted an induction-ready pot. I could have gone bigger but I didn't for two reasons: height and ability to heat contents.

    If you're doing this on a home stove, does your cooking surface (cooktop, range) have the capacity to handle some thing this large, do you have clearance between your cooktop and your hood to be able to handle something this large, and are you able to safely lift a pot of very hot liquid that runs in and around 80 pounds? And can you stir it?

    Update Intl has a version that is induction capable and the other two are either aluminum or aluminum disc bottom so you're limited to gas or standard electric. My chef friend has a Polar Ware on her commercial stove (gas); gets the job done.

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    1. re: wattacetti
      splatgirl Apr 23, 2012 10:49 AM

      +1 on the height thing. Keep in mind that pots this large are typically used on commercial pot burners that are quite a bit lower to the floor than range height.

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