A pasta pot designed by Massimo Morozzi for Alessi 1985. Massimo was the first designer to include a deep draining insert in a stockpot - a design detail that allowed for the easy and safe draining of cooked pasta. (There is no longer any need to carry a pot of scolding hot water across the kitchen to the sink)
Nearly all pan manufacturers have copied this detail and introduced a pasta pot in to their range.
But - Massimo's pasta pot included more than just this one design detail!. The top of the pot splays open - like a funnel - and catches the drained water as the inset is lifted out. The colander and the lid fit very closely in to the pan - increasing it's efficiency. The piercings on the colander are graded to improve draining efficiency and also to encourage the constant movement of pasta in the pan whilst it is cooking. The vertical handles on the stockpot make it very easy to drain.
Plus - of course- the quality of the material used and the quality of construction are far superior to most other pans.
Size 23cm diamater x 30cm high Capacity 5litres