Product review: Spill stopper by Kuhn Rikon

Stop pasta water from boiling over  Photo: Mary Payne Moran

LOS ANGELES– Walk away for two seconds and your pasta water has boiled over. There are many tricks, like placing a wooden spoon over the pot, using a bigger pot, and blowing on the pot when the bubbles get too big, but none are fail-safe.  The Spill Stopper by Kuhn Rikon promises to never let pasta and rice water boil over again.  Let’s see, shall we?

Spill Topper Test:

Step 1: Put water in a pot and bring it to a boil
Step 2: Pour the pasta into the pot
Step 3: Place the Spill Stopper on top of the pot
Step 4: Boil pasta for 11 minutes Step 5: Remove the Spill Stopper and Step 6: Strain the pasta

The pasta never came close to boiling over and it worked just as the instructions described.

Pros:

First, the Spill Stopper is lightweight and can be stored easily.
Second, it prevents pasta water from boiling over perfectly.
Third, it’s easy to clean.
Fourth, it comes in many different sizes.
Fifth, dishwasher safe.

Cons:

First, the middle piece is not attached and can be lost.
Second, it has a high price point.

Overall Rating: One cup out of one cup. This is a great product. It prevents pasta from boiling over and keeps your stove clean, but it is a bit pricey.

Purchasing Info: The Spill Stopper by Kuhn Rikon can be purchased at Sur La Table. The Spill Stopper comes in four sizes: mini, fits a 4”-6” in diameter pot for $12; small, fits a 4” to 8” in diameter pot for $24.95; large, fits a 6” to 10” diameter pot for $29.95; and extra large, fits a 10” to 14” pot for $34.95.

 

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Mary Moran

Upon graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts in 2002, Chef Mary Payne Moran began her professional career shelling crabs at the world-renowned restaurant, Michael's in Santa Monica.  Simultaneously, she launched her own company, Hail Mary’s, founded upon the belief that good food nurtures the soul, and began catering weddings, parties and large corporate events.

In the fall of 2008, Mary began teaching her culinary skills to others.    Currently she can be found at Hollywood School House teaching her after school cooking class, and teaching her popular "Vegetables or Not Here I Come" assembly.

Most recently, Mary has launched another division in her company as well as a chef she is now also a Certified Nutritionist for high profile clients.  She helps her clients discover their healthy way of eating.  Mary has recently been published in the Los Angeles Magazine, & The New Jersey Star Ledger.

Daily she addresses cooking aficionados through her blog - Cooking with Chef Mary as well as her how-to webisodes on You Tube.

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