I've got to pour hot syrup from a 4 quart pot and the weight makes the pot really difficult to control. Any way to balance the pot handle or use something to take the weight?
Take the weight of heavy pot
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Some times using your sink as the place to pour helps---set the object to be filed inside the sink--rest the pot on the top edge of the sink while you tip the pot.
If you must do a lot of this---a two handled pot is handy---or simply pour into another smaller pot and then use that to fill your containers.
A large ladle could also aid in getting the pot light enough to handle---