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Pampered Chef: Buying ISO: No Boil Thingy

  1. easytoprepare

    easytoprepare Member Gold Member

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    Good Monday Morning everyone,

    I just got back from the County Fair and had a request from a gal. I know I've heard people talking about these and I'm wondering if anyone has any in the inventory they're willing to part with.

    It's the round devise that you put in the bottom of the pan when boiling water and this helps it not to boil over (as it's been explained to me).

    She's looking for 3-4 of them....does anyone have any?

    Thanx in advance,
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  2. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

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    What is funny about his is that I just got my daughter's school fundraiser and they have it. I have seen them no where else and this is the first year.
     
  3. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Just tell that customer to lightly rub butter or oil in the inner top part of the pan (like a 1/2" or so) and that will take care of boil over. No extra gadgets required :)
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  4. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    A WOODEN SPOON!! Just stick a wooden spoon in the pot while boiling water and it WON'T boil over!!
    Great tip to share with customers
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  5. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Whoa! Really? I will be trying that one out next :thumbup:
    Wonder what it is about the wooden spoon that prevents boil over?
     
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  6. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    The wooden spoon trick really works. But if your customer is still looking for the gadget, it's called the Boil Control. It didn't actually stop boil-overs, but it rattles in the pan to make you aware that it's about to boil over, so you can turn down the heat.
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    As near as I can figure, it redirects some of the steam downward back toward the surface. It creates just enough disturbance in the air immediately above the surface of the liquid that it doesn't boil over. It's effectively the automated version of blowing on the surface.
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  8. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Makes complete sense to me! Very interesting. I like it :)
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  9. easytoprepare

    easytoprepare Member Gold Member

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    WOW! Thanx everyone for the quick and clever responses!
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  10. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    so do the bamboo spoons work to keep away a boil-over too? (It wasn't specified, I am curious) Normally we would say the wooden spoon or bamboo, but the bamboo not being mentioned has me curious.

    Thanks!
     
  11. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    YES, I only use bamboo spoons!! I should have specified!:thumbup:
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  12. Pedey

    Pedey Member

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    I just spritz the top of the water with PAM & it doesn't boil over.
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  13. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Very cool! Thanks for the tip!
     
    Sep 1, 2009
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