Glass Stovetop Pot by Massimo Castagna
Admittedly, we’re not going to be slaving over a hot stove this weekend, but we may be tempted to if this beauteous cooking pot was within reach. Designed by architect Massimo Castagna for Milan-based cooking brand KnIndustrie, the all-glass KnPro pot is made from borosilicate glass (mostly familiar under the brand name Pyrex) which, owing to its particular properties, is impervious to the thermal shock of high heat. Add to that Castagna’s refined design (the pot comes equipped with stainless steel inserts that allow two different pastas to be cooked simultaneously) and the mesmerizing allure of transparency—and the fact that borosilicate’s non-porous surface keeps toxins at bay and foods unsullied—and you’ve got an airtight case for see-through cooking. The only drawback to KnPro we see is inadvertent overcooking—due to obsessively watching it boil.