Choosing a Pot for Cooking Lobsters


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Choosing a Pot for Cooking Lobsters

CindyJ | Sep 20, 2010 07:32 AM

I'm about to order an outdoor propane gas cooker and I'm trying to decide on a pot to use with it for cooking lobsters. Up until now, when I've cooked live lobsters indoors, I've boiled them. There are two pots I'm considering, although there may well be others that will better meet my needs. One of the pots I'm considering will give me the option of boiling or steaming the other is only a steaming pot One of the pots has a spigot for pouring out the water; the other does not. I don't really know how important this feature is. I'd like a pot that can handle 4-6 lobsters, and I'm not sure how large a pot I need.

I'm thinking that if steaming the lobsters is the best way to cook them, I can go with the less expensive, spigot pot, assuming it's large enough (19 quarts). But, if I want to boil them, I should go with the larger (24-quart) more costly one.

I'm confused. Can anyone give me some guidance? Is there a different pot I should be considering? Thanks!

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