For those looking for an entry-level, high performing stockpot without breaking the bank, the Cuisinart French Classic line has one of the best value stockpots on the market that deliver values and performance.
For a heavy-bottom, tri-ply constructed stockpot that is made in France, you can easily spend upward of $300 for a similar stockpot. If the issues and limitations listed below don’t bother you, the Cuisinart French Classic stockpots are definitely worth your consideration.
- 6-Quart stockpot with cover
- Tri-ply stainless steel
- Stay-cool stainless handles
- One of the best-constructed stockpots in its price range. Feels nicer than the price suggested.
- The chrome-liked exterior is beautiful.
- Good heaviness. The bottom is thick, which is important for simmering stocks and soups.
- Suitable to use on any stovetop and it’s dishwasher-safe.
- Lifetime warranty.
- The French Classic line is widely available on the Internet, which means you have a good chance to catch sales and discounts.
- The flared top rim does not make pouring easy. The rim should have a better pouring edge, especially considering this is a stockpot!
- The mirrored exterior looks fantastic, but it could be hard to maintain especially if you’re going to put it through its paces.
- Although the handles are more comfortable and better designed than the Multiclad Pro line, it can use more room, especially for those who like to use oven-mitts or clothes to grip the handles.
- Riveted handles. As with all riveted handles, it’s unhygienic and difficult to clean.
- 6 QT is the only size. Need more sizing options. If you don’t mind the stockpot being lighter and made in China, the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro line has more sizing options.
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