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What Is This?

This little guy does a simple task and will only set you back $3. I wouldn't exactly call it "necessary," but it's still a good idea. To find out what it is,

This device is called a Ceramic Pot Minder and it's meant to help keep your pots from boiling over. Just simply place it into the bottom of your pot when cooking or warming pasta, soups, vegetables or milk. When the liquid starts boiling, he'll start clanging around reminding you to tend to your cooking.

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leelee2112 leelee2112 9 years
the piece of bread works wonders for brown sugar. just leave it in there overnight, and the brown sugar will have absorbed all the moisture from the bread, thereby making it soft again, and the piece of bread will be hard and stale. an easy and simple fix.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
awww, I thought it was the brown sugar guy!! I always wondered how he worked.
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
:::Another way to avoid boiling over::: Add a bit of olive oil to your boiling water, it breaks the surface tension.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
To hear that clanging around would scare the bejeezus out of me.
helgatheweber helgatheweber 9 years
I would love to have one haha.
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
Interesting, but now I'm all interested in the brown sugar discs!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
So cool!
redsugar redsugar 9 years
Hmm. I usually go by the sound of the contents hitting the hot burner.
redsugar redsugar 9 years
bread warmer?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
LOL uhm, I just bring a book in the kitchen with me and keep an eye on my stuff myself.
katygirlthing katygirlthing 9 years
chaboogie chaboogie 9 years
wow..i thought it was one of those brown sugar preserver things..
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Wouldn't this cause the water or soup or whatever to take a much longer time to boil? I stand over the water and wait what feels like hours for it boil :D. I think maybe something you drop in that makes the water boil real fast, like the things they put in MREs (those food packs the military takes with them) would be great.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
that'd be good for me too.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
wow.... really!?
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Me, too, Haze1nut!! =D Looks just like one, doesn't it? This is pretty good ... but doesn't help if I've stepped out of the kitchen - aka - out of hearing range, lol. Oh well - maybe I'll get a timer to clip to my belt or something for that ... yeah right, I can't remember where I put the keys, much less remember THAT. :rotfl:
ohnesie ohnesie 9 years
I've always wanted one of those!
LucaBella LucaBella 9 years
Thank you , party sugar! I will check it out! Might just be what I was looking for!!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
LucaBella: you can buy a brown sugar disc at Sur la table. I have one in the brown sugar at my vacation house and it works wonders!
sugababee sugababee 9 years
or maybe even a can cover...
sugababee sugababee 9 years
i thought it was a jar opener or cover lol
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 9 years
I thought it was an antacid tablet. Probably because I just ate too much and need one.
xrockette19x xrockette19x 9 years
i'm guessing you have to take it out then?? and not just cook with it in there? haha, i know that would take like 20 seconds, but it just seems like a pain to me. i hate waiting for water to boil, i always check it like 6 times! so maybe this would actually free me to just sit at the table and read my book while I wait..I have the opposite of the problem it is trying to combat!
mcollazo mcollazo 9 years
I really think that it is just another piece of junk to add to your kitchen. It is neat but where do you get the storage for this? I don't think that it is a necessity, just pay attention when you are cooking.
Huckleberry Huckleberry 9 years
I have something similar from pampered chef.
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