I've been considering buying one of these, and noticed that the pots are substantially cheaper than regular 12 quart stockpots from the same ranges (I'm looking at All-Clad and the Sur La Table own brand). Does anyone know what the difference is? I'm assuming weight or quality in some respect, but I couldn't really toss around stock pots to tell. I want to know if I'm likely to be disappointed.
For what it's worth, I'm looking at this for boiling pasta, making chicken stock, and some steaming--primarily vegetables. In terms of size and shape, one of these would be really ideal for us, and while I know many people dislike the pasta insert, I've hurt myself with boiling water more than once.