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Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:02:22 PM »
I'm shopping for a new pot to hold my milk during cheese making, which I will set inside a 5 gallon stock pot.
Stainless steel or aluminum pot?  Does it matter?


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Re: Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 12:26:14 PM »
Stainless steel, Aluminium is no good for cheesemaking.

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Re: Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 05:39:43 PM »
here here Aluminum is for truck bodies and cans. Stainless is the only choice, also look at fastening of the handles, imports use aluminum or white metal rivets

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Re: Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 03:07:45 PM »
You best choice is stainless. All Clad makes a great product and I use them exclusively in the kitchen but they are expensive Have a look at this link..

http://www.kitchenfantasy.com/shopping_cart/stockpots.html
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Re: Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 03:27:51 PM »
I don't know.  I think i will take my copper pot over my stainless steel any day.  The amount of control I have with this pot is amazing on my gas stove.   No more running hot water and all that.  My gas is cheaper than my electric hot water too.  I got this off ebay a few years back for about $100.  It holds 4 gallons very nicely even though I normally only do 2 gallons at a time. The copper on the pot is 3/16 thick too.  Look on ebay for copper candy kettles. 

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Re: Stainless Steel pots or Al-clad
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 04:18:21 PM »
Nice pot, Real Parmigiano is done in copper always. I have a feeling most mortals don't think about copper, due to its cost,  but it is a great way to go. Gotta love e Bay!

Aluminium is still a no no