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  • 38 qt. capacity
  • Tall, narrow profile that preserves liquids longer and maximizes flavor
  • Constructed of high quality 21 gauge stainless steel
  • Impervious to acidic foods and will not pit or discolor
  • Induction-ready design
  • Two reinforced handles make transportation easy
  • Includes flat cover that retains moisture while cooking

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Prepare stocks and soups with this Vollrath 3509 Optio 38 qt. stock pot with cover!

Specifically designed for high volume use and often used for a number of tasks in the kitchen, this 38 qt. stock pot with cover is perfect for throwing together a soup-of-the-day, steaming fresh vegetables, or whipping up a batch of creamy mashed potatoes. Thanks to its tall and narrow shape, this versatile pot allows liquids to bubble up through food and extract maximum flavor.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

Stainless Steel Material

Constructed of durable 21 gauge stainless steel material, this pot ensures a long life and superior performance since it won't pit or discolor, is impervious to acidic foods, and helps limit flavor transfer!

Reinforced Handles

Two reinforced handles come securely attached to the sides of the pot for easy transportation throughout your kitchen.

Flat Cover

This pot ships complete with a flat cover that helps retain moisture while cooking and also helps to capture heat, resulting in more efficient cooking.

Aluminum Clad Bottom

This stock pot features a 1/4" thick aluminum clad bottom for quick, even heat distribution. Plus, a thin bottom wafer of stainless steel makes this stock pot induction ready!

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What's the difference between a riveted and a welded handle?
A riveted handle is connected by small metal pieces (called rivets) that are crushed between the handle and the pan body to attach them together. This type of handle is more common on copper and aluminum cookware.

For a handle to be welded, the metal must first be melted and then adhered to the pan body. This creates a strong bond that leaves little to no space in between, so bacteria and other food crumbs can’t collect and cause sanitation issues. Both are long lasting solutions for fry and sauce pan handles because they are durable and can withstand heat.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Diameter: 14 Inches
  • Height: 14 1/2 Inches
  • Capacity: 38 qt.
  • Gauge: 21 Gauge

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 3509 Optio 38 Qt. Stainless Steel Stock Pot with Cover

    4.3 stars from 3 reviews


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    This is my bone stock pot. I usually do 15 pounds of bone and fill to within a couple inches. Bring to a boil and reduce over 3 days for most animal.

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    I would consider the Optio the best bang for buck economy s/s commercial cookware out there. Some of the cheaper ones have wobbly lids that don't seat right, shallow spot welds on the handles (which end up falling off), or inferior aluminum disc bottoms. No worries with these pot!

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    Caution this pot is heavy, but not as heavy as if it was made out of pure steel. I have found this line is a great way to get stainless steel at half the price and a good quality.

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