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Circulon Infinite Circulon 7-Quart Covered Locking Straining Stockpot


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  • 7-quart covered locking straining stockpot features hard-anodized aluminum body and stainless-steel base with encapsulated aluminum core; nonstick coating and Hi-Low ring design to reduce wear and tear
  • Cast stainless-steel riveted handles stay comfortably cool on the stovetop
  • Heavy-gauge stainless-steel lid with large and small drain holes
  • Dishwasher-safe; oven-safe to 500 degrees F; suitable for all stove types
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.2 x 17.8 inches ; 9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000MJX79A
  • Item model number: 80571
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,676 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

You don't need a separate colander with our straining stockpot! The unique lid locks in place allowing you to safely strain foods.

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From lid to handle to base, each piece of Infinite Circulon cookware is geared for optimal performance in the kitchen--so home chefs can focus on the art of cooking, not the science. The hard-anodized aluminum bodies and stainless-steel bases with encapsulated aluminum cores offer the dual advantages of rapid, even heating and superior durability. Circulon's TOTAL nonstick system (rated the longest wearing by independent lab tests) features an all-over nonstick coating and a Hi-Low ring design that heats food over the entire cooking surface, but reduces abrasion by allowing only a portion of food and utensils to touch. Also, unlike most nonstick pans, Infinite goes right into the dishwasher so cleanup is a breeze.

This roomy 7-quart covered straining stockpot has high, straight sides and stay-cool loop handles made of cast stainless steel and riveted for extra strength. Nestling snugly onto the rim, the matching stainless-steel lid locks into place and features large and small holes on either side to drain off liquids. The deep charcoal grey and bright mirror-polish combination looks sleekly professional yet stylish enough to bring to the table for serving. The stockpot is oven-safe to 500 degrees F and can be used on all stovetops. Hard-anodized aluminum also doesn't chip, stain, or scratch, so the aptly named Infinite will keep its good looks for many years to come. It is backed with a limited lifetime warranty. --Kara Karll

Customer Reviews

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Feels very sturdy too.
Mike Fav
The two sizes of drain holes in the locking lid are perfect for straining small pasta up to beef bones.
I Do the Speed Limit
I join many others in recommending this product and company (I have many of their products).
Glenn A. Michaels

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Axella Johannesson on October 5, 2008
I have two smaller Circulon straining pots, from the "Circulon 2" family. I use them every day, literally, but always have to be mindful of the lids as they do not properly lock. I discovered this the first day, when I dumped my spaghetti into the sink while attempting to strain it. After that, I wore an oven glove to hold the lid on (Circulon recommended not tipping that pot more than 45 degrees to strain, which was ridiculous - that seemed like an afterthought meant to cover their butts. That would've left half the water in the pot, which would have defeated the purpose of having a straining saucepan!).

With this pot, you don't have to do that. It locks the way it's supposed to. The pot feels sturdy enough, though I expected the lid to be "heavier". It doesn't need to be, though. It works beautifully the way it is and is not flimsy in any way.

The pot is a good size for family-sized pasta meals, and is so much easier to use and less awkward than pasta pots that come with the insert. And it's so much better than having a colander sit in the sink and dumping the whole pot into it, which allows the dirty water in the drain to back up into the sink and make contact with the pasta. Yuk.

This pot is also great for cooking quantities of sauce, too. The lid allows the steam to vent without splatter going everywhere.

I use this pot for much more than pasta and sauce, however.

It's great for cooking up a pot of soup in the winter, which is something I do a lot, or a pot of beans. And it's fantastic for making rice pudding on the stovetop because it's non-stick. You can use it for virtually anything. If you don't need venting for a particular dish, lay a piece of foil across the top before setting the lid on top.

I was so impressed with this pot, I bought one for each of my three daughters!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on January 10, 2009
We decided on the Cirulon Infinite cookware after looking at a lot of other brands. The quality and versatility makes this affordable (a relative term, I know) line of cookware a great value. After 6 months of heavy use, we are more than pleased with the durability and performance.

* Vented Lid - Makes draining easy

* Very Thick Bottoms - Allows for even heating of cooking surface

* Great Nonstick Surface - Really nonstick, no issues at all - DO NOT use nonstick sprays or "heavy oils" as these will ruin the nonstick properties (read the instructions)!

* Requires Less Oils - We were able to cut way back on the amount of cooking oils we use

* Durable

* Oven Safe

* Dishwasher Safe

*Important* Follow the manufactures instructions and you will have great results.

Highly Recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David A. DeOrto on November 12, 2011
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In these economic times, I needed a bigger stock pot in order to create my own healthier microwave lunches to take to work with me. Since I was going to frequently use this pot, I did not want to select a cheap one. My focus was on quaility without being over priced. I selected the Circulon Infinite 7-Quart Cover Locking lid because it size and other reviews. Since I cook pasta frequently, the locking strainer was another factor in my decision.

I have used the pot over the two month period, and I have been very impressed. It heats evenly and cooks well and nothing stick to it. The advertising says that you can clean it in the dish washer, but I can tell you that is not necessary at all. In cleaning it, all I have needed was water, a sponge, and a little dish soap. Cleaning is that simple and easy.

The only con that I can think of is that it would have been nice to an addition glass lid to put on top. Sometimes you want to cover the pot without holes. In my case, I have an old glass pan lid that fits the pot perfectly.

You might think that this pot maybe a little pricey, but it is one of those items that for what it can do for you can save you money in the long run over the cheaper versions. I can say that have been so impress with this Circulon pot that shortly after, I bought a 12 piece Circulon set. In my opinion, the performance of this pot and other Circulon products is worth the little extra money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I Do the Speed Limit TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 30, 2011
This pot has what it takes to cook pasta and stocks. The two sizes of drain holes in the locking lid are perfect for straining small pasta up to beef bones.

The locking lid is trustworthy--and that's probably the best feature of this pot. If you've properly twisted the lid into its locked position, it will not fall out as you are pouring. Plus, I should add, twisting the lid into the locked position is effortless. So well designed: It locks closed easily, but stays locked despite angling and shaking the pot upside down. It stays locked even with the weight of a lot of heavy beef bones.

Of course, if you are looking for clear broth, you will need to run the liquid through another, finer, strainer as even the small holes allow little particles through. But I love it for separating chicken carcass bones (so many tiny bones!) from stock.

And I must say something about the handles: What I love about them is their thickness and sturdiness. They do get hot, but what handles don't when they reside so close to the pot?

The bottom of the pan is constructed to allow it to be used on an induction burner. I have an induction plate, and I wanted to use it to boil water for pasta and that's why this pot first caught my eye. The bottom surface of the pot does not scratch my induction burner.
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