Last year, after many years of use and moving house my 3qt stainless saucepan/pot somehow managed to get warped on the bottom. We tried to fix it. I heated it with water in it and then Michael hammered away at the bottom of it, trying to smooth out the warping, but to no avail. Normally, with a regular gas or electric element stove, this wouldn’t be a problem, but we have a flat top stove. It’s pretty difficult to cook in a warped pot that only has one or two points that actually come in contact with the heating surface!
This was my most used pot (I only have a few pots) and it was a hand-me-down that I have no idea how old it was when I received it 9 years prior. It was time to replace it.
It’s replacement quickly became my very favorite regular pot.
Here she is in all her glory!
It’s Everware stainless steel with a thick bottom. It even has pour spouts on both sides (for a lefty or righty). This pot is incredibly efficient and so pretty!
But, my favorite part is the lid. It has a glass lid with stainless edges that have vent/drain holes. One side of the lid has a grouping of small holes and the other has a grouping of large holes.
I can cover items and turn the lid to allow the the steam to vent (in the section where the pour spout is) or I can turn the lid so the holes are not open! But, the best part is being able to drain pasta, meat, etc. right from the pot. Simply turn the lid to where the large holes are showing and tip to drain. It’s so effective and means I don’t have to dirty another dish.
And in a busy kitchen with enough dishes already, that’s a blessing!
This post is linked to Things I Love Thursday.