I don't remember when I first saw this pot, but I remember thinking at first that it might be a rather silly idea. A whole special pot for the 4th burner? What's that all about? I'll just stick a saucepan on it, thanksverymuch.
But the more I read about this pot, the more I was won over. (The sweep of 5-star reviews on Amazon didn't hurt either.) It has smart features, too, that go beyond its 4th burner duty: It has a pour spout, measuring markings inside, a lid with strainer holes, and a steamer basket insert. It seems like the perfect thing for cooking asparagus, potatoes, a couple ears of corn, and other vegetables. It would also be great for boiling eggs, and it would make a pretty good pasta pot, for smaller quantities (it only holds 3.5 quarts).
What do you think? Have you tried this pot?
• Find it: Kuhn Rikon 4th Burner Multi-Pot, $34.99 at Amazon. Holds 3.5 quarts.
(Image: Kuhn Rikon via Amazon)