About World's Greatest Cooking Pot
Endorsed by TV chef Jeremy Parker, the World's Greatest Cooking Pot features a built-in strainer that swivels, so the water drains out while food stays inside.
All you have to do is tilt the Pot and move your wrist. Then, the strainer juts out, which allows water to easily drain. You can even flip the pot over the top of the strainer to keep food warm and ready to serve!
Now, with the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot, you can boil or steam pasta, asparagus, potatoes, seafood, and more, without worrying about losing your food in the sink or burning your skin. And when you’re finished, the Pot is non-stick and dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze, and the 2-in-1 design makes it easy to store.
Here’s the big question: does the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot live up to its namesake, or is it just a cheap gimmick wrapped in a lot of marketing hype? That’s what we’ll help you find out in this review.
To kick things off, let’s start by looking at whether or not the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot has any competition.
World’s Greatest Cooking Pot vs. the Competition
If you’re tired of losing your food or burning your skin while straining hot water, you’re not alone. How do we know? Because there are dozens of different products out there that claim to make the process easier: pots with built-in strainers (although don’t swivel like World’s Greatest), lids with holes, separate devices that are held by hand over the pot as you pour (even ones that attach directly to the pot’s rim), hole-filled ladles, and much more.
Some of these can be purchased for less than $10, while others (such as high-quality cookware) might cost you a couple hundred. Comparatively, how does the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot stack up?
Does the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot Have the Best Price?
One World’s Greatest Cooking Pot will cost you $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. For this price, you’ll receive the pot, strainer, and see through lid.
All World’s Greatest Cooking Pots come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund you’ll need to call Smart Inventions, Inc. customer service at 562-272-1400.
Other than that they make the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot, what else do we know about this company?
Details About the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot’s Manufacturer
Smart Inventions, Inc., based out of Santa Monica, CA is a relatively minor player in the As Seen on TV industry, who’s made several different products over the years, including the original Engrave It, Scoop It, Twisty Towel, Smart Mop, and more.
Despite the fact that the company’s been in business since 1991, Smart Inventions weren’t rated with the Better Business Bureau and didn’t have any closed complaints at the time of our research. However, we did find a 2007 FTC settlement mandating that the company pay up to $2.5 million in consumer refunds, since “all three defendants deceptively claimed that Biotape – an adhesive tape – provided significant, permanent relief from severe pain and that it was superior to other pain-relief products.”
Do we know anything more about the face behind World’s Greatest Cooking Pot?
Who is Chef Jeremy Parker?
Although there wasn’t a whole lot about Smart Inventions available online, there seemed to be even less out there for Chef Jeremy Parker. According to one website, he was a pitchman on Home Shopping Network until a bout with cancer, although we weren’t able to corroborate this anywhere else online.
Other than this (and a tweet referencing his appearance in an infomercial for another product), we couldn’t find any mention of Chef Jeremy Parker elsewhere online or learn what qualifies him to pitch cookware.
Taking everything we’ve learned here together, should you buy the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot?
Is the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot the… World’s Greatest?
Here’s the thing: If you’re looking for a swiveling colander built into a pot, then your only option seems to be The World’s Greatest Cooking Pot. But before you place your order, we think there are a couple things you should ask yourself:
- What makes the pot non-stick? We’ve talked a lot about this in our other kitchenware reviews, but a lot of traditional non-stick surfaces use a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, otherwise known as Teflon). If the surface of your cookware is undamaged, there’s no problem. But with regular use, tiny particles can flake off into your food, potentially causing health concerns. Instead, you’ll want to focus on PFOA-free non-stick cookware.
- How big is the basket? If we’re being honest, The World’s Greatest Cooking Pot’s colander didn’t seem very big, so we’d imagine that if you’re cooking for more than a couple people, you might run out of space (unless you buy more than one, of course).
To get some answers, we called the company’s customer service line, although our only option was to leave a message.
Given all of this, if you’re passionate about testing out new ASOTV products, or if you’re only cooking for one, then it might be worth giving the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot a try. Just keep in mind that if you process a return, you could lose most of your refund in non-refundable S&H charges.
On the other hand, if you’re just sick and tired of the same old straining, then exploring one of the local options we talked about above might provide a better value for your money.
25 out 28 people found this review helpful
This is a rip off
I just order the Pot on the Phone. It asked if I had another Pot at the beginning of the call and did not give me a chance to say NO. It wouldn't let me order online. It did not give me an order number. I know I have been robbed.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
38 out 41 people found this review helpful
No pot yet
I have ordered this pot on April 8th and I have not got it yet. I even put rush shipping on it and it should have shipped in 8 days, or so they say, but as of right now I have no pot. Guess I will start to call them every day until I get my order.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend