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Pasta Pot Review
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I've only had the pleasure of owning a pasta pot for a little under a year now. It's one of those kitchen cooking items I thought would be nice to have but was never high on my priority list. Even the day I purchased it I hadn't set out to buy it. I was actually out shopping for a replacement pot and couldn't find the size I wanted. Hubby was with me that day and he spotted a Lagostina pasta pot that was on sale. Pointing it out to me, he said haven't you always wanted one of these? I told him yes I have but this wasn't the pot I was on a mission to buy.
Lagostina Pasta Pot
I walked up and down a few aisles and came back to have another look at the Lagostina pot. Then a light bulb went off and I started to think about how this wasn't just a pot to boil pasta in. It was the perfect size for making mashed potatoes for large family meals. I could use it for soups and stews if I needed to. At Christmas I'm always looking for a pot to make and mash turnip in, and this pot could certainly work. It would be great for those times when I just wanted a ton of veggies for dinner too. I picked up the box, put it in the cart, looked at hubby, and said sold.
I must say it is a very versatile pot. They say that spaghetti noodles taste better cooked in a pasta pot, and I have to agree with this. Also must add that I'm happy that the days of boiling the noodles and then having to dump them into a strainer in the sink are gone.
Steaming lobster, and crab legs is a breeze. I bring the water to a boil, place the lobster or crab legs in a steamer, then insert the steamer into the pot. When cooked I simply remove the steamer and allow the water to slowly drain into the pot.
This is one of those kitchen tools that I don't know how I ever lived without it for so long.
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There are pasta pots that come with a steamer basket included. If you happen to have one that doesn't like I do, this stainless steel steamer insert works nicely.
Demonstration on How to Cook the Perfect Pasta
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