Another sweet entry from DesignBoom's Dining in 2015 contest: Kechenyi Camille's "Eco-Cook" -- a pot with smaller, divided sub-pots so that you can boil different kinds of veggies all at once. The idea is neat, but the fact that the water is all mingled means that you can only cook foods whose flavors and chemicals can be allowed to merge. For example, I don't think I'd want to do starchy pasta and greenbeans in the same pot, because you don't really want a lot of starch on the beans. On the other hand, if you had a bunch of different veggies that needed different cooking time (legumes, broccoli, carrots), this could do the trick neatly. Link
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