ISO Large Cheap Stainless Steel Stockpots in NJ...
Posted 12 November 2006 - 09:49 AM
The old one was probably $10 from Odd Jobs (I miss that store)
At the time, these cheapo pots were everywhere--now, nowhere that I've been able to find them--and nothing has turned up at the thrift stores since I've been looking.
I've looked at Wal-Mart, KMart, called Penneys and the closest Odd Lots
I really don't need a good quality pot because all i do is melt the hard oils in the pot and then mix up the soap. But it must be stainless steel--it's non reactive.
Has anyone seen these pots around --this is NW NJ--Hunterdon County area--but Somerset, Morris ans Warren are all within my driving range.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 10:10 AM
"Wow--this is a fancy restaurant! They keep bringing us more water and we didn't even ask for it!" --My 5.75 year-old niece, about Bread Bar
"He's jumped the flounder, as you might say."
Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:30 PM
Since it lasts you so long, why don't you get a Farberware? The 16 qt is about $50 bucks (Amazon). I think they come with a lifetime guarantee, so it would be the last one you'd ever buy!!
Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:21 PM
I miss Odd Job, too. Sure they carried a lot of junk (especially near the end, when they were carrying a lot of dollar store stuff, with pre-printed Odd Job price tags on it, so you know it was made to sell cheap). But, they carried a lot of true odd lot stuff, name brands, often with national retailers' price stickers still attached. Big Lots (not too many in NJ, tho') isn't too bad- better than the dollar stores and that Amazing Savings outfit that bought Odd Job and eventually went bankrupt itself.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:30 AM
Sounds like you just need to find a restaurant supply store, Zoe! Someone must know of at least one in your area...
yeah, but restaurant quality pots are still quite expensive in my experience--I'm still trying to be a cheapskate even though I know I'll have to bite the bullet!
Since it lasts you so long, why don't you get a Farberware?
I guess this is what I'll do--just watch for a good sale for a name brand pot
alison and tim--gee thanks for giving me more places to waste time online browsing! Great sites!!
jess--have to hit Asian Grocer this week as i'm out of a lot stuff--will check there, but i think I remember pots are aluminum there.
And I'm glad i'm not the only one who still mourns Odd Jobs--I get all teary when we pass the big Amazing Savings warehouse on rt 78--look for signs of life there.