Review:Rachael Ray 8qt Hard Anodized Oval Pasta Pot


Like most home cooks I have always cooked my pasta using a traditional pasta pot that is vertical with a strainer insert.

And anyone who uses the vertical pot to cook pasta knows how easily they boil over and how you have to break ‘long’ pasta to fit inside.

Well I want to introduce you to the pasta pot of your dreams.

The  Rachael Ray 8-Quart Hard-Anodized Covered Oval Pasta Pot with the funky orange handles has a sensible oval shape means that you don’t have to break up your pasta and you don’t have to wait around for one end to soften so that you can push the dry ends into the boiling water, nearly scorching your fingers. Simply submerge your pasta and get on with your life – why did no-one think of this before?

Another great feature is that the pot has a pouring spout on the side so all you do is leave the lid on and drain it straight into the sink. No more burning your fingers  or losing some of the precious pasta in the sink when you are in a hurry and don’t take the time toreach for a strainer.

The pasta stays warm in the pot and if you add sauce, you have plenty of room to toss the pasta without half of it landing up on your stove top.

It is a great pot for every day use as you can use it to also cook soups, roasts, stir fries and casseroles. It’s safe in the oven up to 400 degrees making it a good all-rounder. The large size is great too. In fact, this pot has so much room that you  find yourself adding a lot more vegetables than you usually would so you will be eating healthier as well!

The pot is a good weight. It’s not lightweight but not so heavy that it’s difficult to lift when full, which is good when you’re walking to the sink carrying a large pot of boiling water! While we’re on that subject, the zingy orange silicon handles are give you an excellent hold as they stay cool and you can grip them firmly.

It has a non-stick interior so it can’t go into the dishwasher but it really is easy to clean so this isn’t a drawback.

There are just two points to be aware of. Because the pot is so large, you need to watch that the handles aren’t positioned over another heat source, if you’re using more than one at the time.

Also, if you have a small  cooking ring, you may need to stir the pot a little more often to make sure that all of the contents gets to the heat. As the pot is anodized aluminum, it conducts heat brilliantly so this really isn’t a big problem but it’s just something to be aware of.

In summary, another winner from Rachael Ray who manages to combine great performance with good looks…and her cookware isn’t bad either!”

CLICK HERE to buy the Rachael Ray 8 quart Oval Pasta Pot.

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  1. I like the funky orange handles!

  2. That was very informative. I like the orange, my color. I look forward to more. Thank you.