Pot and Strainer All in One

Posted September 25, 2018 3:55 p.m. EDT

The Circulon Symmetry Casserole With Locking Straining Lid. Holes in the lid of this cooking pot let the cook drain liquid without losing the noodles. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times).

This roomy new pot has rows of holes in the lid, which locks in place, so the cook can drain liquid while keeping the food, like vegetables or pasta, in the vessel. At 5 1/2 quarts, it’s big enough to accommodate long pasta like linguine. The interior of the hard anodized aluminum pot is nonstick, as is the exterior. Why would one need a nonstick exterior, you may wonder? If you’re a fanatic like me when it comes to having the outside surfaces of my cookware spanking clean, you’d welcome it. The pot can be used on induction burners and in the oven up to 400 degrees.

— Circulon Symmetry Casserole With Locking Straining Lid, $99.99,