Why are stock pots the best for making stocks and soups? Traditional stock pots have tall and narrow sides that make liquids less exposed to air. This feature allows gradual evaporation, which is great for soups and stocks that need to simmer for a long time. Large stock pots are also great for batch cooking or meal prep and boiling bulky food items like lobster, corn, pasta and potatoes. Though other home cooks may prefer smaller stew pots for easier handling. Shop online or at any Kitchen Warehouse store near you, and enjoy good customer service, fast shipping and a reassuring 30-day money-back guarantee.