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Williams Sonoma Stainless-Steel Rapid Boil Pot

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Our high-performance pot has an innovative aluminum base that decreases heat-up time by up to 40%. A series of fins comes in direct contact with the flame on your gas cooktop, gathering and channeling heat into the base. Equipped with a perforated insert, this stainless-steel pot quickly cooks and drains pasta, vegetables and shellfish. Use the stockpot on its own to simmer soups and stews.

  • Designed and developed by Williams Sonoma, and exclusively ours.
  • Aluminum base with fins decreases heat-up time by up to 40%.
  • Perforated insert drains foods quickly.
  • Nonreactive stainless-steel cooking surface resists sticking.

  • Riveted stainless-steel handles are designed for comfort & durability.
  • For use on gas cooktops only.

  • Limited lifetime warranty.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 8-qt. cap.; 10 3/4" diam., 6 1/2" high; 8 1/2" high with insert; 7 lb. 3 oz. w/lid.
  • Made in China.
Use & Care


  • For use on gas cooktops only.


  • Hand-wash recommended.
  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Stubborn food residue and stains on exterior can be removed with a nylon scrubbing pad and a fine-powdered cleanser.

Shipping Information

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

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Williams-Sonoma Cookware Lifetime Warranty
From the date of purchase, Williams-Sonoma guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.

Should your Williams-Sonoma cookware require repair or replacement, please contact our Consumer Service Department by phone at 1-800-541-1262 (4am – 9pm PST) 7 days a week or email us at for return procedures and a return authorization number. If Williams-Sonoma confirms a defect and approves your claim, Williams-Sonoma will elect to repair or replace the item without charge.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast! Finally bought my first gas stove and was shocked at the time it took to bring a pot of water to a boil. I bought this Rapid Boil Pot and am glad I did! Water comes to a boil even faster than I need. It is worth every penny.
    Date published: 2019-08-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s just okay I probably have not had the best experience & bang for my buck, because I do not have a gas stove.
    Date published: 2018-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from boils 8 minutes faster than my old 8qt pot I tested this out on my 17k BTU burner, my old 8qt pot took 25 minutes to get from 66ºF to boiling, this takes 17 minutes for the same test. that adds up fast! the heat sink on the bottom makes it respond faster to turning up the heat as well.
    Date published: 2017-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a year later- still great! i bought this pot about a year ago and use it pretty frequently. it boils water much faster than a flat bottom stockpot. its not for cooking thick stews or soups, but for boiling pasta, potatoes, corn on the cob, a bunch of eggs for easter, its does the job quickly and with easy cleanup!
    Date published: 2017-04-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2 stars for price of poor quality but great.. Starting scaling after one use. I absolutely LOVE the speed though. I've combed the internet and can't find anything else out there. This was my first "William Sonoma Cookware" purchase so it may be my last. I may return and repurchase over and over until All Clad makes one. Try something fun though. Make popcorn in it. The sound of the popping is 10x faster. You'll get a kick out of it. Oh and the size is perfect. The insert works extremely well.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pasta pot! I've been wanting a pasta/insert pot for a while and am glad I waited until this one came out. The water boils much more quickly than my regular pot. I love the insert. I also love the quality. It is weighty which probably accounts for the decreased time to come to a boil. This pot is large enough to fit a whole package of pasta varying in size including large types such as spaghetti and lasagne noodles. I also use it for steaming potatoes.
    Date published: 2016-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from really works! Bought this because is takes forever for my water to coming to a boil and it is never a rolling boil. This pot is wonderful - it really does work - rolling boil in significantly less time - saves time and energy (gas range).
    Date published: 2016-08-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost wonderful When I received this pot I was very pleased I loved the weight of it and the way the bottom is made ensures that nothing should burn. I used it to cook macaroni and loved not having to carry a big heavy pot of water over to the sink. It worked perfectly. However, when I went to clean the pot the inside bottom had several areas where it changed color and looked pitted. I was so disappointed. I called and the sent UPS the next day to pick up the pot and another one arrived two days later. I haven't used the new one as yet but hopefully it will be okay. Other than this problem it is a great pot. Can't wait to make a big pot of soup in it.
    Date published: 2015-10-28
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  • How well does this work on a glass stove top?

    Asked by: Sarah
    Hi Sarah, This is not induction compatible as the base is not stainless steel (it's made of aluminum so it will not be magnetic).
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-07-15
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