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The World's Greatest Pot is a 3.5-quart cooking pot with a built-in straining basket. It's specified as being suitable for cooking virtually all pasta types, along with other small food items like eggs and vegetables. Each black pot has two handles (one on each side) and a transparent lid with a knob. This cooking pot is meant to be cleaned in the dishwasher if you have one, but it's also stated that its non-stick inner surface will enable you to wipe it clean.
The cost of The World's Greatest Pot is $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping, for a total price of $27.98.
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To use this pot to cook pasta, fill the larger shell about halfway with water and then add the straining basket. This basket is to be attached to the single screws found on each side of the shell, near the handles. Following that, add your chosen type of pasta to the straining basket only, and boil the pasta on your stovetop as you normally would. If you'd like to cook something else instead of pasta, the process is basically the same, although you may want to alter the amount of water you add to the shell.
Once your pasta is done cooking on your stovetop, you'll be able to strain it without even taking it out of the pot. Simply hold the pot over your sink and tip it from side to side a few times, which will cause any water to drain out of the straining basket and into the shell. Meanwhile, the pasta will stay put in the straining basket.
After you're done with the aforementioned straining process, lift the straining basket out of the pot's shell by using the attached handle. As you do so, any last bit of excess water that's present on the pasta will drip down into the pot's shell. Transfer the pasta to a large dish so you can then add seasonings or spoon it onto individual plates, and dump the water that's in your pot's shell down the sink.
The World's Greatest Pot will hold 3.5 quarts of food at once, which may be enough for an average-sized family's dinner or enough to feed a single person for a few days.
You'll be able to use this particular pot to cook a wide variety of pasta types, such as spaghetti, macaroni, rigatoni or tortellini. It won't matter how small or large the noodles are, either—the built-in strainer will do a highly effective job, regardless of their size. As mentioned, this pot can also be used for vegetables, and if you often boil eggs, you may be happy to find out that it'll hold up to 18 large eggs for that purpose.
The shell of each of these pots has two large handles, positioned across from each other. Using these handles to carry the pot will dramatically reduce the chances that you'll drop it and spill hot food while crossing your kitchen. It appears that these handles will stay cool to the touch, too, even while the rest of the pot gets incredibly hot.
The World's Greatest Pot has a transparent lid that will stop splatters of hot water from getting all over your stovetop as you use the pot to cook food. This lid will also enable you to get a glimpse of your food as it's cooking, so you may quickly notice if anything's going seriously wrong. The lid has a fairly large knob that you'll be able to use to lift it off the pot without burning your fingers.
It's safe to separate all three pieces of this pot (lid, basket, and shell) and put them in the dishwasher. However, if you don't have a dishwasher, the pot has a non-stick inner surface, so any food residue should come off quickly when the surface is wiped down with soap and water.
If you have to dump pasta from a pot into a separate strainer that's sitting in your sink, there's a good chance that some of it might spill. Even if your pasta doesn't spill, some water might spill on your hands and burn them, or splash and soak your sleeves. Fortunately, you won't have to pour your pasta (or any other food item) into a separate strainer if you've used The World's Greatest Pot to cook it. In fact, no matter which way you tip the shell of the pot, the straining basket has been designed to stay upright.
Once you start using this pot to cook pasta and other food items on a regular basis, you may decide that it's time to get rid of any separate straining devices you have. Getting rid of these and using your pot's straining basket instead will save you space in your kitchen since the basket can be stored directly in the pot's shell when it isn't in use.
This pot will likely hold enough food at one time for a family of four or fewer people, a couple, or a single person, but it might not hold enough for a larger family. If you'd like to use this type of pot to cook food for a family or another group of more than four people, you might have to cook the food in two or more rounds. Having to take the time to do this may just cancel out any time you might be able to save during the straining process.
Many cooking pots come with recipe books that will give you some good ideas as to what to cook in your new pot, and how to do so effectively. Unfortunately, no recipe book is included with this pot, so you'll either have to stick to old standards or search for new recipes on your own.
When you're adding food to the straining basket of your pot, make sure you don't overfill it. It should not be holding more than five pounds of food at one time. Since many people don't want to be bothered with weighing food before cooking it, a good rule of thumb is that if the lid won't fit comfortably on the pot, the basket's too full. The basket's been designed not to spill as you tip the pot, but if you overfill the basket, that might interfere with the design and some food might tumble out anyhow.
If you normally transfer pasta from a pot to a separate strainer after you're done boiling it, you might lose up to a serving of pasta each time due to a spill in the sink. When you use The World's Greatest Pot, though, you'll likely never waste that much pasta, since it will all remain in your serving basket until it's ready to be put in a dish.
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