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Try It: The FoodPod

11:05 PM, Jun 19, 2010   |    comments
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It steams, boils and blanches food faster, while using less water, and it eliminates the need to carry steaming hot pots from stove to sink.

Diane Havranek is mom to Andrew, 11, Matthew 3, and Lauren, age 2.

"I cook pretty much 3 meals a day. We don't go out to dinner a whole lot, so I'm pretty much cooking every meal," Diane said.

She's a member of our MomsLikeMe Try It Team.

The Foodpod is strange looking. Made from silicone, it's netted vessel holds eggs, vegetables, even shellfish. A handle clips to sides of pots, to make draining easier.

Since foods go in and out of the pot at the same time, they cook more evenly. And held together, they cook faster, and require less water.

Diane tried the Foodpod for a week.

"I have used them so far for boiling eggs. I used them for making my potato salad, so I have boiled my potatoes in there. I used them for vegetables. I didn't get a chance to do any shellfish yet, so I am anxious to do that," she said.

She thought the food turned out great and liked being able to drain over the pot.

"I don't have to carry a pot of water over to the sink and I generally have children under me when I am cooking, so that was nice," Diane explained.

Food did cook more quickly, catching a skeptical Diane off guard.

"I ended up overcooking the potatoes the first time because I guess I didn't believe the cook time was going to be decreased."

The Foodpod is BPA-free, and top-rack dishwasher safe. At just $15, Diane says it's worth it. She gave the Foodpod 5 out of 5 stars.

To learn more about the Foodpod and other silicone kitchen products, click here.
















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