The Multitasking Perfect Pot Is *Actually* Perfect
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As a new homeowner with a toddler, I have a new appreciation for versatility. You see, the said home has a small kitchen (we’re talking, like eight total feet of counter space). As for the aforementioned toddler? He doesn’t take up much room, but his stuff ends up E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E.
So with limited cabinets in the kitchen, plus the fact that toys and sippy cups inevitably end up strewn all over every surface (and potentially dangerous kitchen items must be tucked safely away), we had to cut way back on the clutter.
The first step was consolidating piles of hand-me-down, single-function kitchen gear and replacing it with modern, multitasking pieces to make efficient use of the storage space. And that, my friends, is where the Perfect Pot comes in.
From the genius makers of the cult-favorite Always Pan (ever heard of it?), the Perfect Pot lives up to its name. In short, it does the job of a stockpot, Dutch oven, saucepan, steamer, and roasting rack, plus it strains, braises, and even acts as a spoon rest. It also redefines the term “one-pot dinner,” because with it, I can assemble, cook, and serve a full meal, which means easy prep and easy cleanup.
If you’re wondering how one piece can do all this, it’s because of its clever design. The Perfect Pot has a 5.5-quart capacity — enough to feed the whole family, and even have leftovers — and is made with a sturdy, heat-conductive aluminum body that can go from stovetop to oven. Inside, it’s coated with nonstick ceramic, which is totally nontoxic and allows food to slip out with little or no oil or butter. The lid is self-basting and has a built-in strainer (the pot also has an easy-pour spout), and it can be twisted to let steam escape.
To add to its versatility, the Perfect Pot also has available add-ons: The Spruce Steamer is a spruce and bamboo steamer that can be popped right into the pot to roast and steam veggies, dumplings, fish, and more. (See ya never again, mushy vegetables.) The Beechwood Spoons are designed to rest neatly two different ways on the pot, so you’re never scrambling for a spoon once it comes time to stir. And the Fry Deck makes the usual messy business of frying a total breeze, as the custom-fitted drip-dry rack sits atop the pot to allow excess oil to fall back into the pot (and not on your stove).
And since the Perfect Pot is obviously a multitasking marvel, it minimizes waste. With so much excess in the kitchenware industry (just think about how many pieces of cookware you’d need to do all the Perfect Pot can!), Our Place makes sustainability a priority by designing fewer products — but ones that can do it all. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the brand’s packaging is 100 percent free of plastics and is fully recyclable and biodegradable, BTW.
And did I mention how gorgeous it is? Available in eight trend-forward shades (sage, lavender, blanch, blue salt, steam, spice, acid, and char), it’s pretty enough for serving company.
In my kitchen, it even doubles as a showpiece and stays on display on the stovetop or open shelving under the butcher block island.
Whether simply I’m boiling and straining pasta or roasting up a full meal with meat, veggies, and spices, the Perfect Pot has become a staple in my kitchen that’s used almost every day. I love how it’s wonderfully lightweight (only 4.5 pounds!), so even when it’s full of food, I don’t have to heave it onto the dinner table.
And as an added bonus, having organized cabinets means there’s less risk of a pots and pans avalanche every time I open the door.
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