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Win it: Bialetti Pasta Pot

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Amy Martin 7 Comments

You may have seen their products on the shelves of your local Bed, Bath & Beyond or coffee-making products at Crate & Barrel, but if you’ve yet to wonder long enough to add a Bialetti product to your kitchen, you might be surprised at what you’re missing out. The line is known for its Italian inspiration and the brand even claims that, in Italy, you’ll find Bialetti products in nine out of ten households. We’re very excited to announce a giveaway with Bialetti–one of our readers will win one of their “Original” Pasta Pots!

If you’re still a novice in the kitchen, Italian cooking can be somewhat intimidating only because every Italian family claims that no one cooks better than grandma. Bialetti products make true Italian cooking a bit easier. The line is known for their classic Moka Express, a stovetop espresso maker. But since its creation, they’ve come a long way. Their products are simple and easy to use, while their look is anything but. The brightly colored design of many of their items bring some livelihood into the kitchen and, if you’re anything like me, cooking is always more fun with color!

I tested a few products to familiarize myself with the brand. Among those was the iconic Moka Express that has been a household staple for 75 years. True Italians know their espresso and many claim you don’t need those high-dollar, fancy machines to create the perfect demitasse of rich, authentic Italian coffee. Its pot is made of aluminum and is 8-sided to allow for perfect heat diffusion and it will last you for years and years to come. The design has held true to its roots has hardly changed since the original (as you can see here).

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The Moka Express is available in 1 cup, 3 cup, 6 cup, 9 cup and 12 cup sizes so no matter if your brewing just for one or for a large gathering, the wait time will be even for all, unlike waiting on espresso machines to pump out one or two shots at a time.

I also tested out one of their Aeternum Ceramic Nonstick Saute Pans.

Aeternum Ceramic Nonstick Saute Pans

Aeternum Ceramic Nonstick Saute Pans

When I’m in the need of nonstick, I’m a big fan of ceramic. They aren’t riddled with nearly as many chemicals (in fact, these pans are eco-friendly and PFOA free, PTFE free and Cadmium free) and I think they do a much better job than traditional nonstick pans. These bright white ceramic sauté pans are beautiful; I loved seeing the contract of the colors of my food against the pristine, white pan.  Not to mention they are incredibly easy to clean and hold up against stains very well. This pan was very solid with its aluminum construction to aid in optimum heating and helps use less energy as you’ll be able to cook most high-temp foods (and reach a sear) on medium to medium high heat. Its stainless steel handle keeps cool while you’re cooking and the pan is oven-safe up to 400F.

One of the most fun products I tried was the “Original” Pasta Pot. This 5-quart pot works as a 2 in 1 that allows you to cook any shaped pasta (even spaghetti) and strain it right from the pot with its locking lid.

Bialetti Original Pasta Pot Purple

Pasta Pot

You’ll notice that the pan is oval shaped which helps in cooking longer pasta like spaghetti, angel hair and lasagna without risk for breakage. The interior is nonstick, making clean-up a breeze. I love the  vibrant colors they come in—purple, turquoise, orange, blue and red. Such a fun way to add some color in my kitchen! You’ll find these at Bed, Bath & Beyond priced at $29.99 each.

To view the entire Bialetti product line or find a retail location near you, visit bialetti.com.

Giveaway Details

One of our readers will win a Bialetti “Original” Pasta Pot in Orange ($29.99 value)!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND WE HAVE CONTACTED OUR WINNER.

 

The Fine Print: No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents 18 years and older. Winner will have 5 days to provide their address before another winner is chosen. In compliance with FTC guidelines, the winning product is complimentary. PhoenixBites received complimentary samples to facilitate the review. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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7 Responses

  1. DANIELLE WILLIAMS says:

    I absolutely love my dad’s home made spaghetti sauce with my mom’s pork/beef combo meatballs <3

  2. Hope Heinks says:

    My favorite pasta dish is Rigatoni Carbonara! (and this pot looks awesome!!! LOVE the oval shape to better fit long noodles!) 🙂

  3. april paramore says:

    my fav pasta dish is pappardelli with scallops

  4. Elisa B. says:

    I love what my family calls “green spaghetti.” My grandpa makes a cream cheese based sauce with loads of chopped herbs. It’s such a family favorite, that we served it at my cousin’s wedding.

  5. Cynthia Teer says:

    Fav for my & my family is homemade Mac & Cheese

  6. Alexandra F says:

    Homemade Mac and Cheese….My toddler loves pasta so I make noodles all the time!

  7. Beth K says:

    I love tortellini alfredo

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