Friday, March 26, 2010

My favorite all-purpose pot

My Favorite All-Purpose Pot
This is my All-Clad 6-quart, stainless steel, all-purpose pot.  I know these are expensive but this pot can do everything and it lasts forever.  It works on top of the stove for soups, sauces, pasta, and more.  It works well in the oven for pot roast, brisket, and chicken.  I have had mine for over 20 years.  My friend Suzy wanted to make the Sweet & Sour Pot Roast but she figured she needed the enameled cast iron pan by Le Crueset because this is what I showed in my pictures.  When I am making brisket or pot roast I do use my Le Creuset but just as frequently I use my All-Clad.  Really, any heavy bottom pan that has a lid will do.   Suzy actually had this exact pot but she didn't realize it could be used in the oven--I started asking around and found out that many others also didn't realize this pot could go in the oven.  Suzy's husband was glad to know that there was no need to purchase a new pot.  (Hmmmm...This is exactly how my husband would react to that kind of news!)