||[May. 9th, 2003|06:06 pm]
The Question Club
I cook with a glass pot. I'm calling it glass because that's what it looks/feels/sounds like, but it's possible that it's some sort of Plexiglass type thing. Anyway, after I'm done cooking, and I've poured the contents of the pot into the colander (draining thingy), there's always a ton of food (usually potatoes or pasta) stuck to the bottom (like, the inside, not the part that sits on the burner) of the pot, a lot of times all burned up. It's impossible the scrape off with a fork, and the bottom of this pot is ruined (aesthetically speaking). I don't think there's a problem with not enough water, because I keep the water level above the food being cooked and never below the half mark. I constantly stir when I'm cooking, so I'm thinking that's also a nonissue.
So what am I doing wrong to cause stuff to stick to the bottom?
Also, the pot in question is soaking in warm water, in an attempt to loosen the stuff stuck to the bottom. Is there a better way to get the stuff off?