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Update International (SPS-20) - 20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover

Specifications

Ship Weight 11.01 lbs.
Capacity 20 qts.
Capacity 5 gal.
Cookware Type Stock Pot
Cover Included Yes
Diameter 12.375"
Faucet Included No
Finish Natural
Height 10.75"
Induction-Ready Yes
Metal Thickness 20 Gauge
Metal Type Stainless Steel
Non-Stick No
Steel Quality 18/8

Product Details

Stock pots are a staple of any professional kitchen. Their large size allow it to be a versatile vessel for making soups, stews, chilies, broths, stocks or pastas. The advantage of a stainless steel stock pot is that they’re non-reactive, meaning you won’t have any metallic flavors when cooking with acidic foods, such as a tomato sauces.

Update International’s 20 qt Induction Ready Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Cover (SPS-20) is an excellent tool for making a batch of your restaurant’s signature soups. This NSF-Listed SuperSteel® stock pot features a 3-ply bottom consisting of two layers of stainless steel surrounding a 5mm aluminum core. This results in superior strength and heat distribution, and allows the pan to be used on induction ranges.

Customer Reviews

20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made, heavy construction, I like it a lot, and will probably buy my daughter (a serious, semi-professional cook), one of her own. I'm a Calphalon kind of guy: I'll pay more for what I consider high quality, commercial quality stuff, even if it is heavy. I care a lot about finish too: smooth edges (e.g., not sharp), nice curves, forged or cast handles, riveted, not screwed or spot welded, and I'll happily pay for these, albeit within reason. I own a lot of Calphalon's older nonstick marked "Commercial", from about twenty years age and would buy more like it if I could.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After searching extensively for a good heavy-duty 5 gallon pot, I happened upon this one. I am one that prefers to read all of the negative reviews about an item before buying and this one seemed reasonable. After getting it home, I was very please. It is heavy-duty, durable, heats evenly, and the handles make it very sturdy. (We are currently using it for beer-making; although I'm sure we'll be using it for soups and stews in the winter).
Date published: 2012-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased these to resell to my students - canners. Such a nice, heavy pot that I ended up giving one to an employee for a Christmas gift and he's in heaven! Perfect for canners because 1) with a thick bottom, the jam doesn't scald when you walk away for a moment. 2) Wide perimeter means the jam cooks faster. 3) Aluminum at the core of the bottom evenly distributes the heat.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brew Pot I bought this 20 qt ss stock pot for home brewing. I have used it for two brewing sessions and it is the perfect size for brewing 3 gallons of wort without boil over. I purchased the optional steamer rack to place in the bottom. Essential for keeping the grain bag off the bottom of the pot when cooking the wort.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered these pots for our church. We feed over 100 people soup every Wednesday. These pots have large capacity, heavy bottoms that don't scorch, and are easy to clean...we love them. So many places charge 3 to 4 times more for these type of stainless pots and you have to pay seperate for the lids. The lids were included. They are very high quality.
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered this before Thanksgiving and got it the day before. I used it the day of Thanksgiving and it worked out wonderfully for my dinner. I love the weight of the pot and it cooks evenly. It also cleans up very nicely. I will be using it for my soups throughout the winter. I will be giving this website out to friends. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I purchased this as a gift for Christmas for a salsa making king! We have never had a large enough stock pot to accommodate our needs. This one will definitely suffice. Have not used the product as of yet, but I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the product on site. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've been using this for home brewing. It is quite sturdy compared to my previous pot bought at a brewing store, which gets dented easily when being moved from the stove to cooling to transfer to storage. Though an expensive item, I expect it to last and be a good value over time.
Date published: 2011-09-23

Customer Questions

Are the handles rivoted as shown in the picture or are they spot welded?

Asked by: mochae1
The handles on the Update International (SPS-20) - 20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover are riveted on as shown in the picture.
Answered by: MattE
Date published: 2013-09-23

Is this pot made in the USA?

Asked by: AzVIC
The Update International (SPS-20) - 20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover is made in China.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-09-09

Will this pot work on an induction cook top

Asked by: none
The Update International (SPS-20) - 20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover will work on an induction cook top.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-08-01

Is this pot safe for use on glass-top ranges?

Asked by: yopee59
The Update International (SPS-20) - 20 Qt Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover may be used on any cooking surface.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2014-01-19

What grade of stainless steel is this (304, 316...)?

Asked by: rja_124
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