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.
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?
Pricing and Shipping
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 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?
The Bottom Line on the World’s Greatest Cooking Pot
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 of 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? The World’s Greatest Cooking Pot’s colander didn’t seem very big. If you’re cooking for more than a couple people, you might run out of space (unless you buy more than one, of course).
Ii 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.