A multi-purpose cooking tool, the new silicone Foodpod makes steaming, blanching and boiling more efficient, ensures even cooking and saves water by acting as a container and strainer.

From green beans to clams, the sea urchin-shaped basket holds just under two quarts (about a dozen large eggs), protecting delicate foods and pot surfaces.

Featuring a long stem, also made from food-safe silicone, it lifts the pod out of the water (reserving it for plant watering or other uses) and clips to the side of the pot, helping to prevent boiling over thanks to the ridged design of the clip.

The flexible material means that not only does the device adapt to any size pot or food, but it also compresses for compact storage.


The dishwasher safe (on the top rack) tool sells from Amazon for $15.