How to Stop a Pot from Boiling Over – Tip on Tuesday

how to keep a pot from boiling over

I believe the realization of what it takes to keep a pot from boiling over might be one of my all time favorite kitchen tips! Did you know…..placing a wooden spoon on top of your pot is the secret to keeping the water where it belongs?? I learned this a few years ago and I can not tell you what a lifesaver it has been.

I am the queen of multi-tasking and can count on my fingers (and well…toes) how may times I’ve gone on to another part of dinner preparation and not kept my eye on the pot. Friends, I’m only trying to follow the number one rule of cooking….a watched pot never boils!

However, after much research and data collection, I think I have a revision…

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Okay, so back to the remedy. It is true a basic wooden spoon is now your very best friend as you boil water those spaghetti noodles tonight! Simple lay it across the top & no matter how feisty that water gets….it will stay where it belongs! In.the.pot.

how to stop a pot from boiling over

So, after writing this post, I am thinking of starting a new series where I can share all of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Everything from cooking and crafting to cleaning and beauty! You can find me every most Tuesdays right here sharing them with you! And I would love to have you join in the fun! If you have a tip to share email me at laurabeth{at}astepinthejourney{dot}com and I’ll post about it, and of course send the credit right back to you!

**Disclosure (so I don’t get in trouble): Just because you now have a wooden spoon on top of your boiling pot does not mean you should have your kiddos too close; accidents can still happen. Be smart.

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