Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 12-Quart : The enamel-on-steel construction of Le Creuset stockpots provides uniform heating for slow-simmering soups and spaghetti sauce or cooking pasta. The 12-quart stockpot is tall and comparatively narrow so heat quickly percolates through layers of food and liquid. The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need. Each cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Imported. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended. 12-quart capacity. 7 lbs. 11 1/4" Dia., 12.25"W (including handle) x 9"H (11 3/4 with lid). Product Features Enamel on heavy-gauge carbon steel construction makes stockpot easy to lift and pour Stainless-steel rim on base and lid prevents chips and cracks Enameled glossy porcelain coating is impermeable to odors and stains Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Foods will not react with the enameled finish Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer Heavy, tight-fitting lid seals in heat and flavors Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 450 F Suited for all heat sources including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top Bright color choices coordinate with virtually any home décor
I have the heavy Le Creuset pots and love them, but when I saw the blue stock, I knew I just had to have it. Wow, what a difference it makes having a good one. I have had several large, cheap metal ones, where everything sticks and is hard to clean. they dint, they ding. yuck. the Le Creuset heats evenly and it is easier to clean. I'm hooked, may have to buy a smaller one to match "Big Blue"
Chef'sChoice Glass Electric Kettle : Have boiling water for instant tea, hot cocoa, soups and coffee...instantly. With 1500 watts of power this 1 3/4-quart glass and brushed stainless-steel kettle boils water faster than a stove or microwave. Perfect for recipes requiring boiling or hot water, as well. And, because the concealed heating element never touches the water, there's no mineral build-up to cloud water or affect its taste. Elegantly styled of glass and brushed stainless-steel, the 360 degree cordless kettle lifts from the base for effortless serving and filling. Product Features Advanced glass and stainless-steel design features a concealed heating element to prevent mineral buildup. Convenient, easy-to-read water level gauge. Soft touch handle is designed for left or right hand use. 360 degree cordless kettle lifts from corded base for easy filling, pouring and serving. Adjustable cord stores neatly in base. 1500 watts of power boils water faster than stove or microwave oven. Features cool touch bottom. Illuminated on-off switch. Automatically shuts off when water boils. Boil-dry safety shutoff for extra protection.
I love the glass body! It is so fun to watch it boil, which it does very quickly. the tea kettle has not gotten water spotted yet, and there are no "off" odors, like my last metal one. I am thrilled with this one!