Thursday, December 18, 2014

In Which I Test a Household Hint

Can putting a wooden spoon across a pot prevent it from boiling over? 


The foam clearly tries to creep over the spoon first. 


But wait!  The spoon is eventually overwhelmed and there it goes. 


End result: It slowed the process, but still boiled over in the end. If you're going to use the spoon for stirring anyway, and it won't get burnt up, go ahead. 

You're welcome. 


6 comments:

Common Household Mom said...

I did not know that this was a thing, this putting the wooden spoon across the pot. I will try it next time.

The one useful thing my mother-in-law taught me in life was to blow on the the pasta froth to keep it from boiling over. Of course, that means you have to actually be in the same room as the pasta.

I am very curious to know if those are potato pancakes in the pan next to the big pot!

smalltownme said...

Breaded chicken breasts for chicken Parmesan with spaghetti.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

See, this is what I like about you -- you save us time with your own carefully conducted research.
Happy December! :)

Cassi Renee said...

I'm so glad you updated us. I've never heard of this, but now I won't bother :-) I have done the blowing thing, but as CHM says, you have to be right there.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Ah, I thought they were potato pancakes too....

slow panic said...

i didn't know that was a thing either.... with my luck the spoon would fall off and catch fire.

i have a bad history of things catching on fire in the kitchen....