A large round cooking pot that is used boil pasta noodles. This kitchen utensil is typically made of stainless steel in a variety of sizes from 8 quart to 12 quart for general home use and larger sizes for commercial use. A 12-quart pot will cook up to 3 pounds of pasta. There are several different types of pots and pot components, but most are made in a multi-pot configuration of an outer pot that holds a slightly smaller inner pot. The inner pot may be the steamer basket or there may be an inner pot plus a steamer basket. Many of the tops to the pots will be made of clear glass allowing the cooking process to be easily viewed.
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