A pot to match the amount of food you need to cook will save you a lot of money. So how to choose a pot of your own accord. I make homemade candy every year for friends and family for the holidays. Every year I use my moderately sized duck pot. And every year I have trouble getting the candy thermometer to read the correct temperature. I think this is due to the wide base of the pot, and the liquid does not reach very high in the pot so my thermometer can just be one submerged in the liquid. I need a pot with a smaller base but higher than your average pot of sauces. As with the height I have now, as the liquid begins to boil, it goes right up to the belt, sometimes it even goes through which makes a sticky hard to clean mess for me. Although I have searched in so many stores, I have not been able to find a good pot. Where do you shop for a pot?