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Old 10-11-2009, 04:11 AM   #1
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I'm looking at stock pots in the 40-quart range, trying to find one that is as inexpensive as possible, but not too cheaply made. I found this aluminum model that is 4 mm thick for $44: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/40-q.../40760378.html

I don't really have a sense of how thick 4 mm is in terms of the feel of the pot. Anybody have a similar one? This site also has a heavier duty aluminum 40-quart pot listed that is 6 mm thick for $67. I'd rather pay a bit more if 4 mm is too flimsy, but I'd obviously rather not spend the extra bucks if 4 mm is good enough. Thoughts?

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I have a 60 qt 4mm pot, IMO 4mm is plenty thick, about 1/8", again IMO I feel the 6mm pots are for commercial use where they are getting slammed around daily. I like this one from instawares...free shipping w/ a 50 dollar order, they have some nice spoons or mash paddles that you can order to hit the free ship amount.

http://www.instawares.com/stock-pot-....7.htm#gallery

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I have a 60 qt 4mm pot, IMO 4mm is plenty thick, about 1/8", again IMO I feel the 6mm pots are for commercial use where they are getting slammed around daily. I like this one from instawares...free shipping w/ a 50 dollar order, they have some nice spoons or mash paddles that you can order to hit the free ship amount.

http://www.instawares.com/stock-pot-....7.htm#gallery
After posting my question, I also found the one that you linked to here. Looks good! Thanks for the tip.
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