|IKEA Stock Pot|
When I moved to Maryland, I moved to a neighborhood that has an IKEA store. I had never heard of IKEA previously. If you don't know about it, you really should look it up. If there isn't a store near you, you can order over the internet or through mail order catalogs.
IKEA is a home furnishings store. I have purchased book cases, chairs, entertainment units, and other small furniture items. I have also brought home a whole host of smaller items such as planters, kitchen utensils, and of course, my beloved stock pans. I love much of their stuff. Not everything, but a large share of it.
With the stock pans, I had originally purchased two different sizes. A 5 qt. and a smaller one that was about half that size. During my last move I either lost or donated the small one. And boy have I regretted that loss. I miss it dearly.
I have used my stockpots for cooking rice, making stews, baking things in the oven, and so one. They are perfect when making big meals for several people. I'm not sure why, but I don't tend to burn things as frequently in these stock pans. I guess it is due to the stainless steel and the thickness of the bottom. Somehow, it seems to heat more evenly than other pots and pans I've had. And my rice... perfect every time. But I wasn't able to make good rice before owning this pan. There is the tiniest steam vent in the lid, otherwise the lid fits perfectly on the pan. I guess that's part of why it cooks so well. I never have to worry about making bad rice when I use my IKEA stock pot.
Why am I thinking about that silly little pan tonight enough to write about it? Because I have an ex-co-worker that I haven't seen since she changed jobs. We are meeting at the local IKEA store tomorrow in order to visit and shop. I am very excited to be scheduled to see her since we haven't done a good job of scheduling visits since her departure. I am also more excited than I should be that I will be able to replace my smaller stock pot.
Watch out Trish and IKEA, here I come! I've missed you both.
Written by Dawn Rae
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