Best Soup Pot? Shape and Band?
I want to get a big heavy pot for the purpose of making soup that will simmer for two hours. I saw a beautiful pot by Straub that has a larger circumference rather than height. It is about eight quarts, cast iron and glazed in an aborigine color. Just beautiful. Because the emphasis is on width rather than height I would like to know if that matters. I am an inexperienced cook but I like to try and have made this soup before. I also have been advised to get a hand held 'smasher' (do-not know what else to call it) and would like suggestions as to brand and what to look for.