I love pasta of every description, so when I was contacted by Lagostina to take part in the celebration of National Pasta Day, I was all in. I was sent a gorgeous copper pasta pot from the Martellata line of pots at Lagostina to use in my National Pasta Day recipe and was offered a second pot to use a contest prize for my blog followers (Retail Price $249.99 – See Contest Details Below). When I returned from Umbria earlier this week, the pot was already here waiting for me, and on first inspection it is stunning. Of course, cookware needs to be functional as well as attractive, and I was very pleased with the weight of the pasta pot. The pot itself was quite sturdy, while the insert liner is much lighter in weight which works well when you are draining your pasta. As well as being very attractive to look at while it sits on your stovetop, the hammered copper exterior enhances the conduction of heat, and the pot is also oven safe. I always believe that to cook great Italian food, you need the right tools, and this pasta pot would be the perfect addition to any pasta lover’s kitchen. Of course, this pot can be used for much more than cooking pasta, and it is ideal for making soups of any description as well as for blanching vegetables.
I decided to create a fall pasta dish to try out my new Martellata Pastaiola, and since I just returned from Italy where we spend six months a year in Umbria, I wanted to make an Umbrian inspired dish. I thoroughly enjoyed trying out the pasta pot while making my Farro Pasta With Mushrooms & Sausage In A Creamy Thyme Sauce. I have an electric stovetop here in North America, and it usually takes forever to boil water, but I found that the water came to a boil quicker than usual in my new copper pasta pot. This Lagostina Matellata pot is also wider and a little shorter in height than my regular pasta pot, which makes adding long pasta to the boiling water much easier. I was happy that the pasta insert was quite lightweight which made draining the pasta easy, and I found that cleanup was a breeze.
Lagostina Martellata Tri-Ply Copper 6 qt. Covered Pastaiola Details:
- Brushed 18/10 stainless steel interior will not react with food.
- Polished, hammered copper exterior looks striking on a stovetop and enhances heat conductivity.
- Compatible with most stove types, except induction.
- Oven safe up to 500º F.
- Polished, snug-fitting stainless steel lid helps prevent heat and moisture from escaping.
- Sturdy, riveted cast stainless steel side handles for confident handling.
- Flared edges for dripless pouring.
- Comes complete with a stainless steel pasta insert.
- Copper, aluminum and stainless steel.
- Hand wash.
- 6 qt. capacity.
- Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty.
THIS CONTEST HAS NOW COMPLETED!
Getting Ready To Try Out My New Lagostina Martellata Copper Pasta Pot
The Width Of The Pot Made Cooking Long Pasta Easy
Click on image of pasta to get recipe!
Best of luck!