Rated 4 out of 5Â by LoriV Very useful
I received this product as a wedding present and have used it quite frequently. Â It's lightweight and easy to use. Â I love using it for pasta due to the built-in strainer. Â It saves me from having to use and wash a separate strainer set, as well as from having to tilt a heavy pot full of steaming hot water. Â It takes a bit of time for the water to boil, and it's a little hard to store since it's pretty tall and I have limited cabinet space, but I just keep it on top of the stove so it's readily available when I need it!
Rated 3 out of 5Â by gmkinhawaii three uses in one
I purchased the multi-pot to replace a pasta pot; having it as a steamer was a plus. As stated in other reviews, the sides of the multi-pot seemed rather thin and after first use, there was discoloration on the inside bottom of the pot. On closer inspection, the discoloration seemed to be residue from the manufacturing process. After scrubbing the bottom with a Scotch-Brite pad, the discoloration was gone. I think this is something Calphalon should look into. Don't really want to think about whatever it was that I scrubbed off getting into my food. Due to the thinness of the pot sides, I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't any copper sandwiched between the stainless steel as commented on in one of the other reviews. I do like the sturdy feel of the see-through cover.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bobbyj Happy and disappointed
I already have a 8 quart pot and I thought the strainer would be compatible with mine but it is unique to the supplied pot. It still is a great buy and have already used it.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bronxite Great soup pot
Needed a replacement soup pot and found this one which was reasonably priced and well made. The cooking surface allows for soups and stews to simmer nicely without burning. Only problem I have is the lid "pops up" while the soup is simmering and spits onto the stove surface. I fixed that by putting a wooden spoon under the lid to keep it partially open.
Also food does leave stains on bottom which cannot be removed even following cleaning instructions.