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Here’s the thing: we love additions to our kitchen collection that bring something new and easy-to-use to the table. (Or should we say stove?) Cook’s Companion® gives us that exact addition we’ve been craving. With its unique lengthy silhouette, this vertical pot gives you the capacity you desire without the hassle of adding another large pot to your collection.

The slim design also features a handle along the side with comfortable grooves for an easy grip, so it’s easy to transport, drain and store. But that’s just the start of all the cool features – let’s take a deeper look…A multi function utility basket comes standard, allowing you to cook and remove your food with the help of a silicone handle on the top - no need to scoop out or pierce foods to remove them from the pot. The lid helps you keep an eye on things without worrying about moisture loss, while straining holes in two different sizes appear on either side (so you can forget about using a separate colander to drain liquid). Finally, a nonstick coating along the interior provides an easy release and an even easier clean up once you’ve finished cooking. Whether you're cooking for a crowd or meal-prepping for the week ahead, this is the perfect piece to add to your cookware collection!

Vertical Pot Includes:

  • Vertical Pot
  • Utility Basket
  • Straining Lid

Vertical Pot Features:

  • Straining holes on lid - no need to use a colander with this pot!
  • Straining basket to help lift food out
  • PFOA/PTFE free nonstick coating
  • Compatible with gas, electric coil, ceramic,and induction stovetops
  • Finger grooves on handle for comfortable grip - easy to handle
  • Cook-and-look lid allows you to easily watch food without releasing steam/flavor from the pot

Vertical Pot Color Choices:

  • Black - True black
  • Blue Steel - Dark steel blue
  • Copper - Cafe brown
  • Merlot - Dark purple-red
  • Mint - Light mint green
  • Red - Scarlet red
  • Scuba Blue - Bright aquamarine
  • Silver - Light silver-tone-grey

View care and use instructions here.

  • Additional Information:Material:
  • Pot: Carbon steel body with heat resistant PFOA / PTFE free ceramic non-stick interior coating and stainless steel handle
  • Straining Lid: Glass with stainless steel hardware
  • Utility Basket: Chrome with silicone grip on handle
  • Warranty: One-year limited vendor warranty. Please call 1-866-325-1659.
  • Country of Origin: China

Please see the Dimensions & Care tab for important care information.


How much cookware you need depends largely upon how often you cook, how many people you cook for and how elaborate your meals tend to be. It's very frustrating when you find yourself in the middle of preparing a big dinner and in need of one more saucepan, but you just don't have it. On the other hand, it can be very easy to accumulate far more cookware than you actually need.

The Basics
Most people will who do even a small amount of cooking will find a lot of uses for a couple of different size saucepans and a couple of different size skillets. Tight-fitting lids for the saucepans are also important when preparing dishes such as rice.

Beyond the Basics
You can prepare a lot of wonderful meals with just a few pans, but chances are you're going to need some other pieces at some point. Many cookware sets will include at least some of these items:

  • Dutch Oven
    This is a large pot with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. It can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. A dutch oven is excellent for preparing large meals such as pot roast or beef stew.

  • Griddle
    A griddle lets you turn one or two of your stove burners into a smooth, flat cooking surface that's ideal for foods such as pancakes, french toast and more.
  • Large Saute Pan
    A large saute pan, especially one with a tight-fitting lid, is a very useful addition to your kitchen because it can allow you to prepare an entire meal in one pan.

  • Pasta Insert
    This is similar to a steamer insert, except a pasta insert is designed to let the food, such as raw pasta, be submerged in boiling water instead of just sitting on top of it. The advantage to a pasta insert is that it is very easy to remove the food from the boiling water once it's cooked?all you have to do is lift out the insert!

  • Steamer Insert
    This is a perforated pan that fits inside another saucepan. You can place food, such as raw vegetables, in the steamer insert and then place that in a regular saucepan that is partially filled with boiling water. The holes in the steamer insert will then let steam from the boiling water cook the food. Steaming is a very healthy way to prepare food because it doesn't involve adding any fat.

  • Stock Pot
    A stock pot is a very large, tall cooking pot usually with two handles and a tight-fitting lid. Stock pots are primarily used for preparing soups, sauces or stocks in large quantities.

  • Tajine
    Originally a heavy, unglazed clay pot, the tajine was used by nomads across Morocco and North Africa. Today it can be found crafted from a variety of materials including earthenware, cast iron and clay. It features a round shallow-sided base with a conical lid. This uniquely shaped lid is what makes it perfect for slow, low-heat cooking - the circulating steam condenses on the inside of the lid and then that moisture "bastes" the cooking food to keep it moist and tender.

About the Collection
Rediscover the art of great cooking and create delicious, flavorful meals with Cook's Companion® - a signature line of high-quality kitchen essentials, exclusively available at EVINE Live. The must-have companion for all home cooks, this line offers everything from the latest innovative technologies to time-honored culinary necessities. From cookware and bakeware to small appliances, cutlery we have your kitchen covered.

Cook with friends with Cook's Companion.

Debra MurrayAbout the Guest
From a young age, Debra Ann Murray has been passionate about food and cooking. Growing up in rural New Hampshire, Debra's family tended a large annual garden which fed them throughout the year. In the spring, she would help collect sap to make maple syrup. Debra describes the experience, "I thought my Grandmother was a magician. No matter what we brought her from our gathering - whether berries, grapes, or things from the garden - she would transform them into the most delicious meal or baked goods. You could just feel the love that came from everything she made."

Over the following decades, Debra's passion for cooking and hospitality would grow. She would work in her family's sandwich shop, at catering companies and in restaurants and bars. Eventually, Debra took a job as a food stylist at a TV network. Working behind the scenes, she prepared meals for several on-air guests and high-profile personalities. The celebrities on the network took note of Debra's talents and hired her as their assistants and stylists.

Stepping out from behind the scenes, she soon took center stage, working side-by-side with her high-profile partners. As her career progressed, she authored nine cookbooks and began hosting shows. In 2013, Debra joined EVINE Live where she presents and demonstrates superior-quality kitchen products.

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  • Dimensions:12 Cup Vertical Pot: (Spout to Handle) 8-1/2"L x 6"W x 8"H (from body) 6-3/4"H (from handle) (1.48 lbs)
  • Vertical Pot Straining Lid: 2"H (from body) 3-3/4"H (from handle) x 6" Diameter (0.46 lbs)
  • Straining Basket (Sits inside Vertical Pot): 6-1/4"H (from body) 9-1/4"H (from handle) x 5" Diameter (0.42 lbs)