A sauce pot is a universal piece of cookware. Versatile and familiar, sauce pots make the perfect cooking vessel for boiling foods like vegetables and pasta, or for cooking sauces, heating up soups and more. Obviously depending upon the task at hand, you will need different sizes of sauce pot. In addition, different materials heat up at different rates and distribute that heat differently. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, and even some multi-layered metal combinations will cook your food items differently. Stainless steel is the most durable and retains heat. Aluminum is also durable, while copper heats up the most rapidly. Check out each commercial sauce pan for details about their capacities and heating qualities.