My mom loves to cook, so for her birthday, my dad and I took a trip to a few different department stores to find some kitchen gadgets for her. Her main present was this 4-piece, multi-purpose cooking pot. We find so many different uses for it, that I would recommend for everyone to at least request this item the next time their birthday/Christmas/any other gift-giving holiday you may celebrate comes around!
These pots usually come with 4 pieces: a soup pot (in the very back), a colander (front right), a steamer basket, (front left), and a lid (front center). Each has its own purpose and the best thing is that they all stack up to make one beautiful pot!
We use this big pot for making soups, chowders, and other soupy dishes that you might make.
Then, when you put the colander piece in, you can fill up the soup pot with water, bring it to a boil, insert the colander, and boil pasta right in the strainer! No more having to carry a big, full pot of pasta to the sink to strain it off!
The steamer basket is great for steaming fresh veggies to go in any pasta, rice, or as just a plain side. You just add water to the soup pot, bring it to a boil, put the basket in and add your veggies! The basket doesn’t touch the water, so the steam rises and goes straight to the vegetables. I’ve even boiled pasta and steamed some broccoli all at the same time, which just goes to show you how easy cooking is with this pot!