River bought a new pot not so long ago. A bigun. About the same time one of our the side handles on our big pot failed. Unlike last time when we had saucepan lid handle failure, we could not send a telegram to our friend in Japan to get replacements. I asked River for more information about the pot she bought and she was most helpful.
R checked out the model River bought at Ikea. Straight away I could see the same problem as with our last big pot, the curved sides, which the dishwasher does not deal with well.
We ended up paying $90 for this one, which is a good bit more than we intended to spend, but as we are prone to saying recently, it will see us out. Lo and behold, when we got it home, we found the glass lid from our old pot fitted the new pot, so the solid lid that came with the new pot is in storage.
We have had the new pot for some weeks now and it has been used a few times and R reckons it is marvellous. It has a very heavy base which is apparently important. I wouldn't know, but it sounds good.
What I do know is that it has straight sides and the dishwasher cleans it well.
Our four saucepans were very expensive and not made to go in a dishwasher, yet apart from the failure of the lid handles, they are as good as they were when we bought them thirty years ago. A young person may well take my advice and buy the good cooking potss. They do last.