My test on a few products to prepare chinese hot pot and other asian dishes.
If you want to invest in a new pot and you like chinese food, I recommend you to look for a multifonctions pot that can be used to boil as well as to stir ingredients. You will have a wok and a pot for the same price. You can easily find a good pot on line.
If you want to use chopsticks to eat you hot pot like in Asia, you will generally have 3 different choices: wood, steel and plastic.
For an easy use, I advise you to use wood chopsticks. These ones grab ingredients much more easily than other materials ines especially steel. They can be simply washed as well, but just avoid bamboo chopsticks which are fragile and commonly used only once.