Chicken soup always made you feel better when you were sick, and even if it didn’t help, it certainly
didn’t hurt. The same is true of a good soup pot. A good soup pot will better help you prepare delicious
soups, and you will feel good about it while you are doing it! Any chef worth his salt will tell you that
there is a specific tool for every task in the kitchen, and without those, you could well be on your way to
a delicacy disaster.
What should you look for in a good soup pot?
When choosing the right soup pot, it is important to consider size. Soup pots can vary from 4 to 20
quarts. What you choose will depend on the amount of food you are normally required to make. Most
find 12 quarts extremely versatile – also great for cooking tomato sauce, chili, pasta and corn. A thick,
heavy bottom to prevent burning is also imperative in a good soup pot. Handles should be thick or flat
and extend far enough for an easy grip. Well-made soup pots transfer heat evenly across the bottom, so
food can cook correctly. Every metal conducts heat differently and offers its own set of advantages. For
example, aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat; cast iron is heavier, but known for its durability
and it can be healthier that other cooking materials; and stainless may be a poor conductor of heat, but
lighter pots heat up faster. Your choice really depends on your preference.
Where would you find the perfect accoutrements for your particular culinary quest?
Discount Housewares has been providing high quality, affordable kitchen supplies for over 20 years and
can be found in four excellent, convenient Florida flea market locations…The Red Barn Flea Market in
Bradenton, Renninger’s Flea Market in Mt. Dora, Waldo’s Farmers and Flea Market in Waldo and The
Market of Marion in Belleview. Discount Houseware offers an enormous inventory of kitchen supplies
at amazing prices. Our vast inventory includes pots and pans, silverware, flatware, mixing bowls, salad
bowls, bakeware, can openers, chopping mats, cutting boards, peelers, choppers, dicers, cutlery,
appliances, decorative ceramics, cast iron supplies, spices, flavorings and so much more!
Let there be soup!