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Best Crab Pots

Updated November 2018
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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Whether you catch your own or buy live crab from a fishmonger, the right pot is essential. A crab pot (or lobster pot) is a stockpot that is designed for steaming seafood and includes an inner steamer basket. Some have a spigot for draining the cooking broth while leaving sediment behind. You’ll want to consider size (will you be cooking only one crab, or four or more at a time?). Pots range from 12 to 80 quarts. Another consideration is the material – stainless steel, aluminum, stainless steel-clad aluminum, or enameled steel – which all provide different levels of safety, durability, and portability. Prices range $30 to $130. If you’re cooking at home, consider one of the high end pots, but if you’ll use it camping or at the beach, look at less expensive options.

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