thanks for the advice :)
Originally Posted by suziquzie
I have an electric and a pot steamer...
Never used the one for the pot...... it just came with the stockpot when I bought the set.
the electric is used quite often, it's great for rice also, and is not hard to clean.
ahh that's good to know!
Originally Posted by pacanis
Is the one on the right large enough to cook spaghetti in, or make soup? I have one that looks like that and it is. If so, and you don't already have a large pot, it would seem the more versatile of the two (to me).
hm, I never even thought of that. though I do have a big pot, It would make draining pasta so much easier..
Originally Posted by GotGarlic
Also, don't be afraid of using a little oil when cooking - there are fat-soluble vitamins and flavors that you won't get if you don't use it. Just a teaspoon or so is all you need when cooking for one. And unsaturated fats (olive and canola oil, for example) are good for your heart
oh, good point. Though, as you say a teaspoon or so is enough, and I've never managed to fry chicken and dress the salad or whatever else using just a teaspoon in total. That reminds me to buy some EVOO though - the drawback of going shopping with a bicycle is that you're hesitant to buy big heavy glass bottles..
Ok so the update is, I am buying.... er, neither of these specific ones, because I just found a much more affordable (and yet pretty much same features) one in another local shop.. and get this, with the price difference saved I can get (for lack of proper name for it) one of those inset thingies for a big pot I already have, so, in short, I can get both of these things for the price of one, but I have to wait a bit longer.
but, I am still cycling into town this morning because they do have a nice set of Casserole Dishes I want. The salmon is already waiting in my fridge.
I'd better get a move on if I want to make class this morning.. ! thanks everyone :)