I'm considering some new cookware and some sites have recommended I get a deep saute pan and a stock pot.

But from looking at All Clad's choices for the stockpot and the deep saute pan, these seem very similar, except the pan has a long handle and the pot does not.

Is there a functional difference?

deep saute pan stockpot

  • What do you currently own in terms of pots?
    – moscafj
    May 12, 2020 at 21:50
  • A big 8 quart pot with a strainer May 12, 2020 at 21:51
  • I would go with deep saute, though there are more shallow versions. Mine has maybe a 3" side. I use it for risotto, for example.
    – moscafj
    May 12, 2020 at 22:02
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    From what I can see from the links, they are the same pans, same size, same construction .. different handles
    – Max
    May 12, 2020 at 22:26

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There is no functional difference, just a matter of preference. Pots are pots, in this case. Same material and essentially the same size.

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