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Stock Pots vs Dutch Ovens – Which Do I Need?

Frankly, we love having both in our kitchen. Our stainless steel stock pots can withstand heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and are excellent for low-heat cooking and stock reduction, as well as boiling, simmering, and sautéing. Made from a layer of aluminum wrapped by two layers of professional-grade stainless steel, the tri-ply construction provides consistent temperatures by heating evenly from base to rim. The precision-fitted stainless steel cover is recessed, nestling into the pan to reduce splatter and prevent liquid loss through evaporation. And the satin finish allows easy food release from the surfaces, ensuring a quick cleanup.

Then what is a Dutch oven? A heavy pot that retains heat incredibly well, our Dutch ovens couple tall sides and wide base with a tight-fitting lid create the ideal slow-cooking pot. Just about any dish that can be cooked in a traditional oven can be cooked in our easy-to-use Dutch ovens. Designed to be used stovetop or in the oven, cast aluminum Dutch ovens from American Kitchen can tolerate up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Crafted with extra-thick cast aluminum, this cooking vessel provides even heat distribution and shorter cooking times. Its PFOA-free Eterna nonstick lining releases even the stickiest of foods which makes cleanup time shorter too. Suitable for use on gas, glass and electric cooktops, our Dutch oven comes with a tight-fitting, oven safe, tempered glass cover for ultimate heat retention.

From pasta to chili, homemade chicken noodle soup to braised pot roasts, American Kitchen has the high-quality, durable stock pots and Dutch ovens you need to feed a crowd or fill your freezer. For decades we have been proudly creating cookware that is both durable and beautiful, and we stand behind each piece with our lifetime warranty. So, go ahead, treat yourself with our Dutch ovens and stock pots, and be sure to browse our saucepans for your next roux or griddles for your next batch of hotcakes. American Kitchen Cookware is here to help make every meal magnificent.