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TigahFan4Life
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Baton Rouge, LA home of the TIGAHS!
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Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Wife wants a new one for Christmas. I was looking at a magnlite, but want yalls opinion


NOLATiger71
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New Orleans
Member since Dec 2017
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I just went today to a restaurant supply house and purchased a heavy duty alloy 14 qt and lid. I already have a 16 qt heavy duty alloy. My cast iron Dutch Oven is in 10 qt and 20 qt.

Magnalite is great but old school in my opinion.
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djangochained
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Gardere
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Le creuest

Check my spelling


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Politiceaux
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
What size?


TigahFan4Life
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Baton Rouge, LA home of the TIGAHS!
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
A 5 quart. Or an 18” oval


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Btrtigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
You can make gumbo in a washtub, so my comments are less about gumbo and more about what I think you want.

Get a pot with a reinforced base. Cheap pots are thin. Foods will burn on the bottom.

Get one with a matching lid. Some don't come with this.

A curved/beveled rim helps pour liquids.

Go taller rather than wider. Tall sides limit evaporation and are great for simmering. They are hot though. Making a roux in one, I have to use a hot glove.

Get one with a reinforced base. Important enough to say it twice.



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Kim Jong Ir
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2008
42194 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I recommend the All-Clad pot with the colander insert. Make the stock in the pot, remove the colander and proceed.
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CarRamrod
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Don't forget to christen it with a gumbo party.


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DaBeerz
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Ellic
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I use le creuset Dutch oven Or tramontina stock pot.


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ErikGordan
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Don's Country Store in Reserve.


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jpainter6174
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Boss city
Member since Feb 2014
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Magnalite


bdevill
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2008
11045 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
quote:

Magnalite


has cooked more gumbos than any other pot.. guaranteed


gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
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re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I've got a 16 qt. stainless steel heavy duty pot with the turbo style bottom that allows it to heat up quickly, or help distribute heat nicely if simmering. That has become my go-to pot for making big batches of gumbo.

I'll make my roux in my 5 qt. cast iron pot simply because I don't care for reaching into a deep pot while the roux is browning and chancing contact burns on my hands and arms.

To be safe when simmering the gumbo or any other food cooked in large quantities, I use a heavy duty heat diffuser that sits on top the burner grate between the burner and the pot and this allows for me to do other things while food slow cooks and keeps things from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

Matter of fact, I'm cooking 4 gallons of chicken/andouille/okra gumbo for an event this coming Tuesday and the above pot will be my cooking vessel.


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CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
15814 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Get a Winco heavy duty stock pot.... mine is 5mm (3/16") thick, plenty good enough for a good gumbo. I cook white beans and red beans in it too.


NOLATiger71
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2017
423 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Chedballz I have Winco but this time I purchased a Johnson~Rose 6 mm heavy duty 14 qt from Caire Rest. Supply.

I fought myself from buying the 17” Lodge cast iron round skillet. Needed to stay focus.

Edit: Correction from my earlier post- Magnalite is great! I have some. My interest changed as I wanted something else. Taller versus wider or wider vs. taller. When I go shopping I see the Magnalite rip offs that have been copied in China. What I have read is Magnalite is out of business so I have moved on. Maybe this is why the Chinese copy cats.
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Thias2685
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
2044 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Magnalite has never failed me but I'm currently in the market for a larger, taller, and narrower stainless pot to experiment with.


bdevill
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2008
11045 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot

I got a 16 Qt All-Clad with a heavy copper bottom that holds the heat really well. You can cook on low temps and the heat is evenly distributed. Great for gumbo.


CHEDBALLZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
South Central LA
Member since Dec 2009
15814 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I'll look into those for my next purchase..... right now im about set with pots.

I would like to get the biggest Magbalite Roaster they make.
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NOLATiger71
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2017
423 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
I looked on eBay for the 17 qt Magnalite and was reasonable.


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Thias2685
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
2044 posts

re: Recommendations for new gumbo pot
Nice. That's probably the exact All-Clad one I was looking at. 6 qts bigger than my Magnalite too so it's healthier and I can freeze more gumbo.


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