I am sure you have experienced the nasty startchy water that boils over and messes up your stove/burner when you are boiling potatoes for mashed potatoes.....well no more! I was at Target one day and a random woman in the kitchen tools department told me something that changed me forever! OK, maybe not that drastic, but I wanted to share it with you. If you lay a wooden spoon across the top of the pot while you are cooking the potaotes, they WILL NOT boil over! It works! Try it and pass this wonderful knowledge on to others!!!