Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
I would only use it for broth type cooking. It's still cool. Check the link Hoot supplied for what the pot was created for. Very nice layman's explanation.
As for the magnets (Magnetic stirrer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) I'm not sure they would be able to stir split pea soup, either.
That's the thing!
From Wikipedia, "On the other hand, the limited size of the bar means that magnetic stirrers can only be used for relatively small (under 4 liters) experiments. They also have difficulty dealing with viscous liquids or thick suspensions
So, pea soup is probably out with this device too. It would probably just scrape the burnt bits off the bottom of the pot.