I am really impressed with this pot but am wondering, how much water to use and about how long to cook the asparagus? Better to use less to steam or blanch by submerging the basket in boiling water? Good idea to salt the water? The last two times I've made asparagus, I've cooked it on a grill, I just don't want my first try to come out crappy and I've already went and bought some to try out the pot. In the past my boiled asparagus seems to be too mushy at the top by the time the bottom gets tender. I will be snapping the ends off Instead of cutting, I have read that asparagus will naturally break where the tender stock starts turning woodsy.
Another question is, in the Demeyere directions it said it is a good idea to cook milk in the pot before really cooking with it? What's that all about?
The hook on the basket to drain it on the side of the pot is genius, somebody at that company must be really using their noodle. It doesn't hurt that it's also beautiful. I can't believe this is their economy line.
Thanks for any help, Chow Hounders!