Stockpot for crab boil
We're looking for a large stockpot (12 qt minimum) that can be used indoors (NOT induction, though) to boil seafood and, as a bonus, be used for pasta, as well. So mainly for boiling water - which is one reason I don't want to spend a small fortune. I'm picturing something that is taller rather than wider. Have also come across these two and was wondering if you have any experience with either of these, or if you could recommend a stockpot....thank you!
Cuisinart 12 qt - I know this was recommended by ATK
Farberware 16 qt - very highly rated by users wherever I look
I think both are quality pots for one Dungeness crab.
A caution if you're planning to boil more than one crab (live) at a time--you need enough depth *and* width for: (a) not letting the buggers stand on each others' shoulders trying to escape; and (b) to have enough water volume so that the water doesn't go cool on you before the last one goes in the pool.
A large, cheap graniteware canner works well.