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★★★★★ A T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher review will not answer these 36 questions. Get the truth from people who own a T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the T-fal A85724 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher answers these questions

• Warranty?
• Would this pot hold 3Qt of water? Where would 2QT's come to?
• Is this can use one electrical stove? Because I bought the set before, it doesn't work!
• Is it good for induction use?
• Where is this sauce manufactured?
• Can you make pasta in this pot
• Is the glass lid oven proof? I use this size pan for bread at 450' and need the lid.
• Induction ready? I see 2 "no" and 2 "yes" answers. it's either yes or no, so which is it people!!
• Can you use metal utensils in it? Oven safe?
• I have a glass top stove that can be scratched and I cannot use pots with a grooved or textured bottom. Is the bottom smooth like the sides are?
• Is this made of teflon?
• Is this pot deep enough to use to boil shrimp
• How deep is the actual pot?
• Is this PFOA free as advertised on Amazon? T-fal site makes no mention of this feature.
• Is this pot a real thin gauge aluminum or does it have a little weight to it. I want one that isn't flimsy and to light.
• What's its diameter measured at the bottom? I mean the bottom surface that would have direct contact with an electric stove...
• For 3 qt. size, could it be used for tempura, fried potatoes, etc.?
• Is the top of this pan straight and even down the sides? I want to clip a candy thermometer onto it, so I want to make sure there's no lip on the top.
• Can you use a hand mixer in it, for mashing potatoes?
• Is this pan pfoa free?
• There is a wide variety of cook tops but I see no info on which it will work with. Does it work with the induction cook tops???
• Is this really PFOA free? Does not say so anywhere on packaging. Looked up model # and no other description mentions PFOA free.
• Can it be used to fry french fries?
• Can I make rice in it?
• Is this pot the ideal size for 2 people to cook spaghetti and other pastas in?
• Can you make candy in this pot or will it burn?
• Is it acceptable for use on glass top stoves?
• Does the pull on lid get hot
• One person said "Be sure to season it before using it so that nothing sticks. " What does this mean?
• Can I do rice pudding in this pot?
• Does the lid lock for straining?
• I need a saucepan to melt chocolate for fudge. Would this pan hold up ok?
• I plan to make tea in this pot..will someone let me know if it has a sharp edge and can be used for pouring without worrying about spilling all liqui
• Please explain the measurements.
• What is the diameter of the top of the pot?
• This is my first time buying pot online. Is this illegal?



QUESTION: WARRANTY?
Yes
Yes
Useless
I dont have my book from last year when I purchased the pan, but in looking up the standard warranty for this specific pan on the internet, this is what I found; Warranty Terms - Parts: Lifetime limited Warranty Terms - Labor: Lifetime limited Height: 11 inches Width: 13 inches Depth: 18 inches Here is data for Tfal..To obtain warranty service: 1. Do not return the product to the retailer from which it was purchased. 2. Please contact our consumer service department (1-800-395-8325 M-Th 8:30am - 5pm & Fr 8:30am - 4pm EST) for assistance and to ensure the fastest possible resolution to the problem. Please have the model or type number of your product on hand. If it is determined that you should return your product or a component of the product for warranty service, you will be given a return authorization number. 3. S end the product or component, postage-paid, together with proof of purchase, a description of the problem, and the return authorization number you were given, to the closest authorized T-fal return facility (or call 1-800-395-8325). 4. Be sure to include your name, address and home telephone number with your shipment. Another contact number is suggested in case you need to be contacted. 5. We suggest that you carefully wrap your package for shipping and send by insured and/or traceable means. Defective products will be repaired, or at manufacturer's discretion, replaced at no charge including return postage. The warranty does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with, nor to damages incurred through improper use and care, faulty packing or mishandling by any common carrier. Repairs not covered by this warranty will be performed at current cost for parts and labor plus return postage. Manufacturer's sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this warr anty are limited to such repair or replacement. This is a limited warranty and is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including merchantability. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other legal rights varying from state to state. If you have a claim: Do not return the product to the retailer from which it was purchased. Please contact our consumer service department for assistance and to ensure the fastest possible resolution to the problem. Please have the model or type number of your product on hand.
T-fal is a well known brand that stands behind their products. If there is a flaw in this saucepan they will replace it. However, it is for use on the stove top, not the oven. It has a nonstick surface so abrasive cleaners should be avoided. I have used this pot many times with no problems.
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QUESTION: WOULD THIS POT HOLD 3QT OF WATER? WHERE WOULD 2QT'S COME TO?
yes
Yes I like that it can hold a lot more than the normal ones I can use it to cook potatoes without needing a big pot.
The pot holds 3 quarts of water, filling it almost to the brim. 2 quarts of water filled it 2/3 of the way full. I like that the pot is taller than the 2 quart one.
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QUESTION: IS THIS CAN USE ONE ELECTRICAL STOVE? BECAUSE I BOUGHT THE SET BEFORE, IT DOESN'T WORK!
I am a foreign student here. So I don't actually understand an electrical stove here. I think the kind of stove that I have is an electric one. It has four stands for cooking and a traditional oven underneath. It turns on with switch. If that is an electrical one then this item works perfectly. I am using it in my oven and I couldn't be more satisfied. I hope I answered your query. Thank you
if you are talking about an inductive stove i doubt it. there are special pans for that. look at calphalon i bought those and am pretty happy with them.
My stove is gas. I am not sure about electrical stove. I use this pot daily and it works great. I do not put in dishwasher....easy to clean by hand.
I don't see why this wouldn't work on an electrical stove. I have a gas stove and it works fine. If it didn't work with an electrical stove I don't think it would have such great reviews... furthermore that would be a horrible way to market a stove pot. I'm not sure why your other set didn't work.....but it should. Check your stove?
Yes, this pot was a gift to my daughter who'd researched it beforehand. She has a glass-top electric stove, and it works well. A puzzle is why the instructions caution using at high temperatures; she cooks with it on all temps.
Tina, I have a gas stove sorry can't answer your question.
I have only used this pot on a gas stove.
I have the T-Fal frying pan set and those worked fine on my electric stove. I have not used the pan you're asking about but I do have it. I assume if one is okay then the other would be fine.
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QUESTION: IS IT GOOD FOR INDUCTION USE?
this item will performed very well on any type of cooking top, electric, gas and induction.
Not sure what is meant by induction. It's a great saucepan and non-stick. Been working well for me and I use it for all kinds of cooking. Hope this helps.
It says no in the booklet.Iron "plates" can be bought
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QUESTION: WHERE IS THIS SAUCE MANUFACTURED?
wherever you live, in your kitchen is where the sauce is made? If you are asking where T-FAL is located and where it is manufactured? I have taken this from their website under "WHO ARE WE" under the corporate tab. "T-fal USA is headquartered in West Orange, NJ, with a 513,000-sq.-ft. warehouse facility in Millville, NJ that also serves as its North American distribution center." THAT JUST SAYS THEY HAVE A BIG WAREHOUSE AND CORPORATE OFFICES HERE IN THE USA. They have offices and warehouses in other countries as well, but digging deeper I found this on the T-FAL WEBSITE. The inventor of T-FAL is from FRANCE, so, according to this statement from T-FAL'S WEBSITE it must be manufactured in FRANCE and shipped to the warehouses globaly. "The Global Compact is a continuation of T-fal's history of providing responsibly manufactured goods. T-fal products are produced with the highest manufacturing standards, and now cookware made in France, includes labeling that clearly communicates to consumers its commitment to sustainable development. The new health and environment emphasis is designed to remind consumers that all T-fal cookware, made in France, is and will continue to be recyclable, PFOA, lead, and cadmium free, regardless of price point. This new labeling will be seen in stores beginning June 2009." http://www.t-falusa.com/Tefal+magazine/Hot+topics/Environmental+Policy/Health+and+the+Environment.htm I recently bought a bunch of the T-FAL ULTIMATE pans with the HOT SPOT in them. I love them.
china
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QUESTION: CAN YOU MAKE PASTA IN THIS POT
Yea absolutely, but don't expect to make alot of it because the pot is pretty small. It might be enough just for a one person pasta dish
I do but probably shouldn't since directions say not to use it on high heat.
Yes. It's a great pot. Happy Shopping~
Yes for the four of use I do all the time
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QUESTION: IS THE GLASS LID OVEN PROOF? I USE THIS SIZE PAN FOR BREAD AT 450' AND NEED THE LID.
While not specifically prohibited in the specifications, it is designed for cooktop use. I fear the plastic handles would melt at 450 degrees.
good afternoon, sorry I do not speak English, but with the help of a translator you can answer that such product has left me very good and saves a lot of energy, always locate lña help cover anything you want to be ready to cook faster, I hope I have been able help, happy day.
good afternoon, sorry I do not speak English, but with the help of a translator you can answer that such product has left me very good and saves a lot of energy, always locate lña help cover anything you want to be ready to cook faster, I hope I have been able help, happy day.
Pretty sure you can't use this pot, including the lid,in the oven.
I'm not sure, I haven't tried it out in the oven, but I suspect the handle would melt. Sorry, I wish I could be more helpful!
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QUESTION: INDUCTION READY? I SEE 2 "NO" AND 2 "YES" ANSWERS. IT'S EITHER YES OR NO, SO WHICH IS IT PEOPLE!!
Yes. I have used it dozens of times with a nuwave induction cook top
Yes. I have used it dozens of times with a nuwave induction cook top
Yes. I have used it dozens of times with nuwave induction cook top
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE METAL UTENSILS IN IT? OVEN SAFE?
You'd better avoid metal utensils....
Since it has a non-stick surface I would use only wooden utensils or those specifically made for non-stick pots. I do not think the handle or lid would do well in an oven.
No and no
I have never tried to put it inside the oven to cook something. The handle is plastic you might burn it inside the oven. I don't recommend you to use metal utensils in any of T-fal's products due to their materials. By using metal utensils you might damage the product.
I never use metal utensils in my "coated" pans. No, the handle is a hard rubber-like material. It is not oven safe. But, I love the pans!!
No and I have the covered skillet (5 qt.). I start my pot roast on the burners first, then in the oven for three hours. It's been fine for 5 years.
up to 350 yes.no metal on any non stick pans is advisable.wood ones are nice
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QUESTION: I HAVE A GLASS TOP STOVE THAT CAN BE SCRATCHED AND I CANNOT USE POTS WITH A GROOVED OR TEXTURED BOTTOM. IS THE BOTTOM SMOOTH LIKE THE SIDES ARE?
No, the bottom is grooved. Its a fairly heavy pot too, this will most likely be a scratcher.
Yes it is.
it does have the grooves,it's only downside.they are also hard to clean
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QUESTION: IS THIS MADE OF TEFLON?
Yes inside. Heavy duty and heavy. Not thin metal.
T-Fal is my second favorite brand of pots (Calphalon is 1st).It's non-stick interior/exterior stainless steel......can be used in the oven. Practically rinses clean. For more detailed information call 1-800-395-8325. Hope this helps.
teflon is dupont patented non-stick coating, t-fal products also have non-stick coating but with different chemical components. they look, feel, and clean just like teflon (i have both brands products and use them on daily basis), except t-fal is lighter in weight comparing to teflon. you can go to the company's website to research more on this.
teflon ll it's called.I read the manual
It has a non stick interior surface, do not think it is teflon but can't guantee that it isn't. It is a great size pan, esp for the money! and easy to clean.
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QUESTION: IS THIS POT DEEP ENOUGH TO USE TO BOIL SHRIMP
yes,but only if you invite me over to sample some
no I do not believe so. I would use a deeper pot. But then again it depends on how many shrimp we are talking about.
I would use a deeper pot than this one.
I would say yes but it depends on how many you cook.
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QUESTION: HOW DEEP IS THE ACTUAL POT?
Just measured it..JUST short of 4 1/2 " deep and 7 1/2 " across widest part of top. Note: Have had pot for a year or more, and coating has held up fine. Have recently had to tighten handle screw, and it's loose again, so that could be my pot's downfall. Also, Glass lid has small hole for steam venting. Makes it unusable for cooking things like rice.
It is about 5 inches deep and 71/2 inches in diameter . I can cook 1lb of pasta in it!
Mine is also just short of 4 1/2" deep and 7 1/2" diameter. I use it every day, including to cook rice -- just add a bit more water or take 5 minutes off the cooking time.
Roughly 5 inches deep... Hope this helps!! We are a family of 5, and it does the trick, for any pasta we need to cook...
I do not know. Go to T-Fal website and seek an answer there
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QUESTION: IS THIS PFOA FREE AS ADVERTISED ON AMAZON? T-FAL SITE MAKES NO MENTION OF THIS FEATURE.
All T-Fal cookware is supposed to be PFOA free - see there website http://www.t-falusa.com/Tefal+magazine/Hot+topics/Environmental+Policy/Health+and+the+Environment.htm
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
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QUESTION: IS THIS POT A REAL THIN GAUGE ALUMINUM OR DOES IT HAVE A LITTLE WEIGHT TO IT. I WANT ONE THAT ISN'T FLIMSY AND TO LIGHT.
I can't answer quantitatively, but it does have a little weight, and it is certainly not flimsy.
It's not flimsy. I enjoy it.
This pot has weight to it not flimsy at all.
I love the pot. The weight is not flimsy but not so heavy that it's hard to use.
I found that as the post office divert to other place without informing me. So, it is alright. Besides, even though it is cheap and small product but I never lose my expectation to Amazon if the inquiry has been taken care. Thanks.
no,it's pretty thick all over.It has a lil heft to it.It won't move all over just bumping it. just as heavy as are stainless ones
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QUESTION: WHAT'S ITS DIAMETER MEASURED AT THE BOTTOM? I MEAN THE BOTTOM SURFACE THAT WOULD HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH AN ELECTRIC STOVE...
Four and one-half inches
6-3/8", I have a smooth top stove and that's what mine is measured at.
The diameter of the bottom surface with the direct heat contact is 16cm..
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QUESTION: FOR 3 QT. SIZE, COULD IT BE USED FOR TEMPURA, FRIED POTATOES, ETC.?
I use it for rice, lentils, beans. i LOVE it. It's my favorite kettle. Everything about it has been superior to other kettles I've had. Be sure to season it before using it so that nothing sticks.
It would be possible, provided they are small batches.
Because this pan has two pour spouts and is somewhat shallow, it could be dangerous for deep frying. I use it primarily for brewing leaf tea, sometimes for making soups. It's perfect for pouring liquids from the spouts with the perforated lid.
Mine is great. But why would you fry potatoes in a 3qt pan? It would do just fine, but the fry pans are the answer, they are great and use the 3qt for veggies and such. Dave
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QUESTION: IS THE TOP OF THIS PAN STRAIGHT AND EVEN DOWN THE SIDES? I WANT TO CLIP A CANDY THERMOMETER ONTO IT, SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S NO LIP ON THE TOP.
This pan "does" have a lip on it!
There is a lip to this pan.
All of my pans in the set do have a lip
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QUESTION: CAN YOU USE A HAND MIXER IN IT, FOR MASHING POTATOES?
I have not tried it, because I don't want to damage the pan it is non stick. No Teflon has peeled so maybe it is okay to try. I have burned in it and it still cooks well with out sticking.
I recommend low tech on mashing potatoes. I have done it with a hand masher and have not had any scratching. But metal against the coating, well, I guess you should consult the manufacturer to be safe.
I recommend low tech on mashing potatoes. I have done it with a hand masher and have not had any scratching. But metal against the coating, well, I guess you should consult the manufacturer to be safe.
A manual hand mixer utinsel with silicon is always best.
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QUESTION: IS THIS PAN PFOA FREE?
Yes. That was one of the reasons I bought it.
I don't know, but there is a non-Pfoa model available. T-fal A68833 Soft Sides Nonstick Thermo-Spot Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Saute Pan / Jumbo Cooker Cookware, 4.2-Quart, Black $35.53 (2) In Stock.
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QUESTION: THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF COOK TOPS BUT I SEE NO INFO ON WHICH IT WILL WORK WITH. DOES IT WORK WITH THE INDUCTION COOK TOPS???
On the package cardboard it says: "Suitable for all heat sources except induction," and shows icons for suitable cooktops (gas, coil/solid electric, ceramic, halogen.) Plus Food safe, Dishwasher safe, and Limited Lifetime Warranty =)
I don't know for sure, but I believe there has to be iron in pot for it to work with an induction cook top.
all but induction
I'm not an expert on induction cook tops, but I don't think T-fal is compatible (but I'm not sure).
I am not sure. I have a smooth top stove and it works great. I love this pot.
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QUESTION: IS THIS REALLY PFOA FREE? DOES NOT SAY SO ANYWHERE ON PACKAGING. LOOKED UP MODEL # AND NO OTHER DESCRIPTION MENTIONS PFOA FREE.
yes it is pfoa free.says in manual
I have no clue... I didn't buy it for that reason. Nice pots!
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QUESTION: CAN IT BE USED TO FRY FRENCH FRIES?
I see no reason it would not work for that, but it is a saucepan, you would need a lasket to raise the fries out of the grease in it when done. Preferably one that would not scratch up the beautiful non-stick interior.
I never fry fries so I cannot say for sure. The diameter of the pot is not that big, about 7" so there might not be a lot of room for maneuvering a batch of fries without splattering hot oil.
I suppose if you fill it with a bunch of oil it would fry french fries. I personally use it to boil a bunch of noodles.
the glass top would have to not be used,too high a heat for that
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QUESTION: CAN I MAKE RICE IN IT?
I use it to make Minute Rice all the time - comes out great
yes. just the right size for rice.
It's great for that,regular non minute rice can be sticky. but no problem with this pan.
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QUESTION: IS THIS POT THE IDEAL SIZE FOR 2 PEOPLE TO COOK SPAGHETTI AND OTHER PASTAS IN?
All depends upon how much pasta you'd both want to eat but I'd strongly lean yes.
Yes it is, I enjoyed having this put it was the one put I used the most when I cooked for me and my husband.
this pot would be great for cooking the sauce, but I dont think it is wide enough to put spaghetti in, unless you break it in half. It is a really nice pot for the price, it is taller and deeper than my previous one. I cook just for myself and my husband, so it's great for 2 people
Absolutely!
yes,it's perfect for 2 or 3 large servings
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QUESTION: CAN YOU MAKE CANDY IN THIS POT OR WILL IT BURN?
a double boiler would be your best bet for "sensitive" foods like that
I haven't tried making candy in it yet, but I think it should work fine.
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QUESTION: IS IT ACCEPTABLE FOR USE ON GLASS TOP STOVES?
The packaging says, "Suitable for all heat sources except induction." I don't know if a glass top stove is the same as an induction cooktop.
It is lightweight Teflon coated aluminum, should be fine on glass top. I can think of nothing better.
Yes, we have a glass top stove. It works very well.
No problem on glass top stoves!!
Yes
DO NOT use this pan on a glass top! This is a real scratcher.
DO NOT use this pan on a glass top if you are worried about scratches! This is a real scratcher.
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QUESTION: DOES THE PULL ON LID GET HOT
The lid does get hot, but the handle on the lid stays cool. Still, I use a potholder to prevent burning my fingers.
No
No
no.I never use a potholder
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QUESTION: ONE PERSON SAID "BE SURE TO SEASON IT BEFORE USING IT SO THAT NOTHING STICKS. " WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
It means they dont know what there talking about. Seasoning a pan refers to oiling a "cast iron" pan. This is stainless. Wash it and use it. No seasoning required
This pan is made of stainless steel which does not require seasoning. Cast iron does require seasoning. Google it to find out!
I never seasoned mine and I have not had any problems! I purchased 2 of these, one for a friend&myself. Best cooking pot I have ever purchased!!
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QUESTION: CAN I DO RICE PUDDING IN THIS POT?
No
Yes
I have never cooked rice pudding in this pot.
absolutely, do it couple times a week for Mom. I'm not a fan,but she loves it
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QUESTION: DOES THE LID LOCK FOR STRAINING?
No.......
no, and beware my handle lid broke off after 2-3months, yes I did use dishwasher some and handwash.
No
I do not think so I have a slightly different model.
No.
The lid does not lock at all. I have a better idea, which is what I do. I have a large metal bowl I put in the sink, then put an all-metal sieve in the bowl. Unlid the pot, pour into the sieve, put the pot aside, and lift the sieve out to drain. This avoids pouring boiling water into the plumbing, which can cause leaks.
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QUESTION: I NEED A SAUCEPAN TO MELT CHOCOLATE FOR FUDGE. WOULD THIS PAN HOLD UP OK?
Yes
Yes
Yes
I'ld use a double boiler for that..but you could if you like constant stirring
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QUESTION: I PLAN TO MAKE TEA IN THIS POT..WILL SOMEONE LET ME KNOW IF IT HAS A SHARP EDGE AND CAN BE USED FOR POURING WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT SPILLING ALL LIQUI
no sharp edges. but no pouring spout
It has a lip on each side and is very easy to pour liquid. I think it would make a great tea pot.
Filled most of the way and emptied - not a drop of dribble. Mine does have small pour spouts/lips. Having said that, see my description of the item (that I received).
I wouldn't.get a pan with real spouts on it,not just on the lid
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QUESTION: PLEASE EXPLAIN THE MEASUREMENTS.
The one I purchased is a 3-quart size. That means it holds 3 quarts of liquid.
Humm. The size of the pots are as says ...3 qts, 2 qts, etc.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE TOP OF THE POT?
It is 7 1/4 inches across the top. 23 inches around the pan, and 4 1/2 inches tall
Hi Richard, just went to the kitchen to check for you...aprx 7in
O.D. = 7.5" Don't know that you want to know this, but 4.5" high.
Rich the diameter of the top is 7.25inches om....hope this helps you!
OD from side to side is 7 1/8 in.
I do not have it here. It is the three quart pot. Other reviewers have complained about the cheap plastic top handle.
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QUESTION: THIS IS MY FIRST TIME BUYING POT ONLINE. IS THIS ILLEGAL?
Yes,but risky things make life intresting.
Yes this is illegal, Don't buy it ..You will be jailed if you buy it.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B0027MF964

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