Take the weight of heavy pot

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by westrock, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. westrock

    westrock

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    I've got to pour hot syrup from a 4 quart pot and the weight makes the pot really difficult to control.  Any way to balance the pot handle or use something to take the weight?
     
  2. mikeswoods

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    Some times using your sink as the place to pour helps---set the object to be filed inside the sink--rest the pot on the top edge of the sink while you tip the pot.

    If you must do a lot of this---a two handled pot is handy---or simply pour into another smaller pot and then use that to fill your containers.

    A large ladle could also aid in getting the pot light enough to handle---
     
  3. westrock

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    I'm going to be pouring a lot of syrup into moulds, so perhaps a second handle or loop on the upside of the pot might work.  
     
  4. cheflayne

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    What about ladling into a measuring cup and then pouring into the molds?
     
  5. westrock

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    The syrup is hot and sets up fast; I have to pour as quickly as possible.   There is just too much weight on the wrists to handle the pot effectively and accurately.