The best stock pot doesn't feel like specialty cookware. In the end, we found an all-around winner in the All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Stock Pot, and a budget champion in the Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Stock Pot, which is about one-sixth of the price. Best overall stock pot: All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Stock PotThe All-Clad eight-quart stock pot was the shortest and widest model we tested, something that originally seemed like a point in the cons column. Best budget stock pot: Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Stock PotIf you're looking to spend less than $60 on a still high-quality stock pot, the Cuisinart Chef's Classic is the very best bet. MaterialAlmost every stock pot we tested was stainless steel, with a matching stainless steel lid.