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Cookware

Stock Pot: Aluminum or Stainless Steel?

Jennalynn | Aug 2, 200801:08 PM     13

I've come to need a 16qt stock pot.

I'll use it for big seafood boils and stocks of all kind.

My local restaurant supply has a great very heavy aluminum pot for $30 with lid.

Stainless steel pots run the gamut in price.

Is there a reason to go for one over the other?

(And if you're thinking of the Alzheimers link... apparently it's a myth. This from Alzheimers.org: Myth 4: Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum pots and pans can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Reality: During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in Alzheimer’s. This suspicion led to concern about exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimer’s. Experts today focus on other areas of research, and few believe that everyday sources of aluminum pose any threat.)

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