All-clad stock pot

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Hello,

I am wondering why all-clad/3-ply stock pots don't come with a glass lid once you get into the 12 quart size and up. I have not been able to find one. Is there an engineering reason for this?
 
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No, culinary reasons.

Stocks should never be covered while simmering

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It is impossible to reduce a stock with a lid on it.
 

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Also market reasons. Large stock pots sell mostly to commercial users where glass is not durable enough. And the market has the reasons foodpump notes for not wanting a lid at all.
 

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You generally want some reduction to concentrate the flavor. Often, you want a lot of reduction.
 
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It's easier to control the simmering too. When the pot is covered, sometimes it can boil even with the lowest heat setting.
 
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I imagine that they don't have lids because those pots are built for techniques that wouldn't require a top. You're not going to use that pot to bake rice. If you need a lid use foil or go old school and make a cartouche (sp?)
 
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