This featherweight pot is made of .3mm titanium, which is about 20 percent lighter than standard. The one-liter size is ideal for a single (big) serving of pasta. There's no nonstick coating to baby; we scraped linguini off the bottom with a rock. We also like the rubber-coated handles, engraved measurements, pour spout, and secure strainer lid.
Pro The perfect solo pot for pasta lovers. Cons It's pricy, and the thin titanium can lose its shape (pack a canister inside). evernewamerica.com
Ultralight soloists and all pasta fans
Kristin Hostetter, Steve Roy Duration Jan. to April Locales/conditions VT, NH, ME, MA; winter
"I had quicker (up to 15 percent) boil times than I did using a thicker-walled titanium pot."