Best Stock Pot TechnoBuffalo 2020

A stockpot must have tall sides and a close-fitting lid to avoid too much liquid evaporating, and strong handles either side so you can safely move large quantities of hot liquids. Useful for more than just making stock, these pots will serve you for anything from making goulash to creating jam. We've hand-picked 12 excellent examples varying from a compact 3-litre version to a whopping 19-litre capacity pan.

11 litre: Buckingham Stock Pot with Stainless Steel Lid

Staff Pick

Suitable for use on all heat surfaces except for induction hobs, this 11-litre option from Buckingham is a simple, stainless steel, budget-friendly pot with riveted steel handles and a steel lid. It's oven and dishwasher safe.

£15 at Amazon

5.5, 7, 8.5, 11 & 14 litre: MasterClass Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Lid

Available in 5.5, 7, 8.5, 11 and 14-litre capacities, these high-quality stainless steel pots are suitable for all cooker tops. Dishwasher-safe, it has an encapsulated base that conducts heat evenly for perfect cooking, sturdy handles and a lid.

From £27 at Amazon

3 litre: TeamFar Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Glass Lid

This small stockpot from TeamFar is just 3-litres in capacity. It has a close-fitting glass lid with a stay-cool knob and steam hole to prevent over-boiling. Made of stainless steel, the handles are covered in Bakelite for handling when hot.

£17 at Amazon

5 litre: Circulon Momentum Hard Anodised Stock Pot with Lid

Safe on all heat sources, as well oven and dishwasher safe, this excellent quality stockpot is made of hard anodised aluminium with a tempered glass lid. It distributes heat evenly and has a "hi-low" non-stick groove design on the base.

£59 at Amazon

6 litre: ProCook Strain & Pour Non-Stick Induction Stock Pot with Lid

This 6-litre stockpot from ProCook has two exciting features. The glass lid has holes that you can strain and pour through, and the pan boasts comfortable non-slip and stay-cool silicone handles, ideal for longer cooking sessions.

£38 at Amazon

9.5 &12.5 litre: Kopf Gigantos Stainless Steel Cooking Pot with Lid

This simple stock pot solution is available in 9.5-and 12.5-litres. Made of high-quality stainless steel, it's suitable for all hob types and for use in the oven. It's also dishwasher-friendly. The simple steel lid has steam holes cut into it.

From £28 at Amazon

7.6 litre: GreenPan Venice Hard Anodised Ceramic Non-Stick Stock Pot

Made of hard-anodized aluminium this 7.6-litre pot has a non-stick "Thermolon" ceramic inner coating and patented "Magneto" induction technology on the base for even cooking. It's dishwasher safe and can go in the oven up to 260 degrees.

£65 at Amazon

Steely pan

Our overall staff pick, the Buckingham Stock Pot with Stainless Steel Lid is an affordable option that boasts a mid-range capacity of 11 litres. We like the simplicity of the design and the fact it's oven and dishwasher safe.

If you can afford to spend more, and don't need such a large capacity, then consider the Circulon Momentum Hard Anodised Stock Pot with Lid. The patented non-stick technology is proven to last up to 15 times longer than

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