I had a pin on my Tips & Tricks board that I decided to put to the test while cooking dinner Saturday night. The pin said if you leave a wooden spoon laying across your pot of boiling water, the water wouldn’t boil over. I am willing to try anything that claims to help prevent boiling over. That is my nemesis with stove cooking. I turn my back for one second (or fifty) and the darn thing is spilling everywhere. As I stood at the stove Saturday, this “tip” came to mind and I grabbed a camera.
Closer and closer the water rose to the top of the pot. I nervously watched keeping my hand close to the handle in case there was need for last minute retreat from the idea. It got close enough that I could snap this photo
… and then it boiled over. BAH! Complete fail.
So how do I prevent boiling over? There is a special pot you can by that is “self stirring” that claims to prevent boiling over. There is also a silicon insert you can get to put on top of your pot. Both can be pricey though, and home remedies are always more fun to try. Do you have any tips to prevent water from boiling over??