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Tip number 4: Use A Pasta Pot for Pasta

If you like pasta and are planning on having it often, I recommend getting a pasta pot.

After trying different sets, the best one Iíve found was the original, least expensive one. Itís a stainless steel pot with separate built-in pasta basket. It also comes with a vegetable steamer. Something like it is available on the Internet for about $40.00. and at several local supermarkets as low as $30.00.

You donít need to have a real heavy pan---otherwise youíre going to waste all your time heating the pan instead of getting it to boil quickly. Don't worry about hot spots since all youíre going to be doing with it is boiling water.



Read all 22 tips.

1 - The Practical Cook
2 - Choosing a pot
3 - No cheese on seafood please!
4 - Use A Pasta Pot for Pasta
5 - If rushed, prepare your ingredients in advance.
6 - Mark perishable ingredients
7 - Stoves and Ovens
8 - Eating well with no guilt!
9 - Beware cooking wine!
10 - A good cook should control the salt and spices!
11 - Get a Black Pepper Mill
12 - The difference between white, black and red pepper
13 - An easier way to pound your meats and poultry
14 - Cut down on the splatters as you fry or saute
15 - Make your salt and pepper your "right -hand" aid
16 - Know your stove!
17 - Cooking with onions and garlic
18 - Sauteing whole garlic
19 - Frying high fat meats
20 - Save those Parmesan cheese rinds!
21 - Shake That Can!
22 - Frying fish is not hard