A maslin pan is a traditional European and British pot for making marmalade, jam, and preserves. It's a solid, heavy pan with a teacup shape and thick bottom. A big part of jam making is encouraging evaporation of the water in fruit, concentrating the fruit and sugar together. This heavy pan protects the fruit from scorching while providing a large surface for evaporation. The handle, handle bail, and pouring spout help you safely get the jam into your jars.
It's also huge - 9 quarts! We think this could also be a fabulous soup pot - not to mention a good stockpot, corn pot, lobster pot... you get the picture.
It features a three-layer base with a central slab of aluminum completely encased in stainless steel to evenly distribute heat and prevent hot spots that could burn pan contents. There is an optional lid as well - very handy if this is to be a multi-use pot.
• Buy a Maslin pan, $75 with lid at Lee Valley Tools
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