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Old 03-09-2006, 02:15 AM   #11
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That's also similar to the Pasta Pot, you know, that red pot with the perforated cover that locks onto the pot to drain the cooked pasta?

That was a chep piece of crap!

My mother in law gave us that thing. Used, too. The paint isn't so bad on mine but the stupid lid is hard to both lock into place and (especially) unlock. I can't get my pasta out! You should see me jumping in place out of frustration trying to get to my food. I have to mess with a knife to open it again, burning myself in the process! I'm just not gonna use the lid anymore.
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:16 AM   #12
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Pasta Express is part of the Axis of Evil and must be pounded into submission!!

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Old 03-09-2006, 03:28 AM   #13
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The Pasta Pot may work and cost the same, but it's flimily made and doesn't last long. And you know this.

That's about all that can be cooked in it besides vegetables, maybe. The pot can't be used for soups or stews because they will stick and burn badly.

I didn't say that they were alike, but ALMOST alike in that they are a part of a scam to make people THINK they might be getting something of great value.

Like I said in an earlier post, buy quality once or buy crap forever.

Yes biev, that WAS another blasted problem I had with that also. Like you said, the lid was hard to lock and hard to unlock! It's like either the pot or the lid has warped and got out of line, causing that to happen.

I love my Emerilware pasta pot much better than that piece of crap.


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Old 03-09-2006, 08:32 AM   #14
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Ok ... I'll admit to buying this little creation a few weeks ago. I'm an itinerate teacher and put on about 150+ miles a day visiting my little charges around Wisconsin and RARELY get a hot lunch. Being tired of cold stuff (sandwiches, pasta salad, etc...), I thought the express size would be perfect. I can put my pasta in in the morning and when I am leaving a school around lunch time, I pop into their staff room to nuc water for 3 minutes, dump it in and I'm on my way out the door. I can stop for 30 seconds, 6 minutes later to drain it besinde the road and I carry a little butter and parm in my cooler. Add it, shake, dump into a baggie (I don't carry bowls or even tupperware - you can't balance them well in your lap) and enjoy. So, long story short, the little one is great. And I know what you're saying ... if you can nuc water, why not something else that can be had for lunch but really, there are few things you can eat and drive at the same time. HotPockets are the only thing I've found and they get really old.

The big one ... that's another story. We tried it the night it arrived and it almost went through the kitchen window I was so peeved. Needless to say, that one is in the pantry but the little one has seen a few miles in the last few weeks.

Maybe I'm a sucker but I'm a sucker who finally gets to enjoy a hot lunch from time to time!
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:35 AM   #15
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You are not a sucker if it works for you. I am glad you found a way to make it useful!
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:58 AM   #16
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Ok ... I'll admit to buying this little creation a few weeks ago. I'm an itinerate teacher and put on about 150+ miles a day visiting my little charges around Wisconsin and RARELY get a hot lunch. Being tired of cold stuff (sandwiches, pasta salad, etc...), I thought the express size would be perfect. I can put my pasta in in the morning and when I am leaving a school around lunch time, I pop into their staff room to nuc water for 3 minutes, dump it in and I'm on my way out the door. I can stop for 30 seconds, 6 minutes later to drain it besinde the road and I carry a little butter and parm in my cooler. Add it, shake, dump into a baggie (I don't carry bowls or even tupperware - you can't balance them well in your lap) and enjoy. So, long story short, the little one is great. And I know what you're saying ... if you can nuc water, why not something else that can be had for lunch but really, there are few things you can eat and drive at the same time. HotPockets are the only thing I've found and they get really old.

The big one ... that's another story. We tried it the night it arrived and it almost went through the kitchen window I was so peeved. Needless to say, that one is in the pantry but the little one has seen a few miles in the last few weeks.

Maybe I'm a sucker but I'm a sucker who finally gets to enjoy a hot lunch from time to time!


You do all that while driving?!

Isn't that rather dangerous to do?
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:32 AM   #17
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if you've ever driven around wisconsin, there's little chance of hitting anything (except cows and hungry teachers i guess).

corey, what about the ka mixer you have mounted on your dash, huh?
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:03 AM   #18
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I don't even have a car to mount the mixer on a dashboard.

And I wouldn't if I did! Nor will I when I get one.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:19 AM   #19
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well you know, I like to cook, really. I like to chop, to use neat cool heavy pans, big gas flames, ovens, grills, sharp knives etc. I love the smell of the cooking process etc. I like being creative in the kitchen.it's what I do. I am not interested in gadgets like the "magic bullet" (by the way, that's the name of a rectal bowel mover for paraplegics). I use my food processor and stand mixer for baking pretty much exclusively. Fine produce shouldn't be pulverized by high speed.

anyway good pasta deserves quarts of boiling salted water. not a tube that barbers might sterilize their combs in. lol

think I'll go resurrect my mince-o-matic 7
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:33 AM   #20
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You do all that while driving?!

Isn't that rather dangerous to do?
For less experienced driver / eaters, it might be ... Just kidding!

But seriously, I add the water in the school (and add that handy wrapper because the sucker gets HOT!), drive for a bit, pull over and dump. Then, while still parked, I add the other stuff and shake, dump it into a baggie then start driving again.

I am in my car for about 4 hours during the day (not all at once - broken up for school stops) so have gotten really good at balancing food on my lap, eating with my right hand and driving with my left. I will admit to the occasional knee driving but not often. And Bucky is right - not much here and the roads are pretty straight in my area. The snow and ice can be tricky but that doesn't happen too often (where the roads are bad). Speaking of which ... I'm off!
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