Watched pots never boil, unless they’re made of glass


If you like cooking, there’s a decent chance the process of making a meal is one of excitement and wonder. There is an artistry to cooking that can be seen throughout the process. Mixing of ingredients and colors can look like the most mouth-watering creation the world has seen. There are entire channels on television dedicated to cooking, so it should come as no surprise that we like to look at food.

If you wish none of the cooking process was hidden from your view, then the Glass Pot will be a must-have for your kitchen arsenal. This is made of a combination of boroscilicate glass, silicone, and stainless steel that can hold 8 quarts of whatever you feel like cooking. These are also a handmade item from Italy, much like the Multi-Mat we saw a bit ago. Instead of just being another aspect of the cooking regimen, this will add some aesthetics to the process, allowing you to see what you’re doing.

Seeing that this is glass which needs to be tempered, you will want to follow these instructions carefully, “Do not preheat burner. Initially, heat on low and use up to medium-high heat. The Glass Pot retains heat at higher volume so a lower setting is needed for cooking. Do not add cold liquid to a hot glass pot. Allow the pot to come to room temperature before washing to avoid rapid temperature change. For gas stoves, use a wire mesh flame spreader to aid in even heat distribution”. This is a $200 purchase, which means you’ll either need to be loaded or just really love watching pasta swim in boiling water for this to be worth it. Of course, if you think you’ll ever need a lid, it will cost you an additional $53 as a separate purchase because that doesn’t make sense in the slightest.

Available for purchase on MoMa

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