I have a weakness.....sometimes. What is it? It is trying to pass by or get out of a Specialty Kitchen Store without a gadget. I am getting better, but all of those fun things just tug at my heart. I recently purchased this little device. What is it you may ask?
It is called a "Pot Minder". The instructions state that placing this is a pot, particularly with starchy foods like Potatoes, will help keep the pot from boiling over. If you are wondering what I paid, it was ~$1.50 as this was 'half price' the day I purchased it.
I brought a pot of water to a boil and placed the disc in.
I then included some red potato pieces. (I apologize for the clarity of the picture, but the steam kept fogging up my lens). How did it work?
Actually, when I attempted to bring the pot to a rolling boil, the pan did boil over. I was disappointed.
However, when the heat was reduced, it seemed to diminish the 'foam' quite a bit.
If you are interested in this little device, you can find it here.
Take home point:
- Although the price point was low, I do not feel this little device lived up to the hype. If I watch the heat/flame, I can achieve the same results.
- However, I will try it again to see if it performs better during my next attempt.