I don’t have a rubber spill topper. I can’t say whether they work or not because I never used one. There have been times when potatoes, spaghetti, or anything in liquid form has threatened to spillover and I have to run to the stove to move the pot and turn off the burner. You would think I would just go out and buy one. However, I never will now that I have this tip – “tin foil”.
Why? I don’t like washing dishes. I wash dishes all the time but the fewer dishes I have to wash, well, the happier I am. Using the rubber spill topper is just one more thing I never have to wash.
Another reason. I can’t keep an eye on what is going on underneath. I would have to keep lifting the topper up to check the progress, or to stir the liquid. Too much hassle in a dynamic environment where I am busy cooking in my small kitchen.
I admit to thinking about buying a spill topper. However, one day as I was boiling potatoes in a large pot there was a threat of a spillover. Okay, I may have had to many potatoes in the pot, but I was determined to get them done so I could puree them for the holiday dinner.
Alas, the water started to boil. Then the water and foam started creeping up the side of the pot. Oh, great now what am I going to do? I might have to pull out another pot (cringe as I think yet another thing to wash), and divide the potatoes in half.
Then it hit me. I would make a tin foil ring around the top. Crimp the bottom piece on the rim and lift up the rest to form an extension to the pot. I made sure the seals were good and prayed it worked. And it did!
As you can see from my picture, the water is still rolling but the water never spilled over the tin foil and on to my burners. The best thing about using the tin foil? I can reuse the foil, if I want to wash it that is, or I can just recycle it.
So, there you have it. If you don’t have a spill over topper just use tin foil. It works!
Until next time, happy creating.