Many chefs consider a stock pot the handiest cookware item in the kitchen because it can perform any number of culinary endeavors. From making stock, broth and stews to braising meat or steaming lobster or crab, Update International’s 12-qt. heavy aluminum stock pot (APT-12HD) can cook nearly anything inside its wide base and high walls. Constructed of heavy 3-gauge, reinforced aluminum and specifically designed for high-volume use, this NSF-listed stock pot will perform wonderfully even under the most grueling of kitchen conditions. Its aluminum build provides excellent heat conduction.