BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel
BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel
BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel
BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel
BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel
BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel

BEST BUY - 7Ply Magnetic Induction 5 Pc. PASTA PENTOLA / STEAMER SET 304 Surgical Stainless Steel

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7Ply 5Pc Pasta Pentola Set 304 Surgical Stainless Steel… Pasta, Steam, Deep Fry:

The 7Ply Pasta Pentola Set with 8-quart stock pot and colander and pasta inserts, enables easy lifting and draining of cooked pasta. This essential pan may also be used for steaming and blanching a variety of foods, including vegetables and shellfish. Preparing chicken, beef or vegetable stock becomes effortless just add meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices to the pasta/steamer unit, which is simply removed when the stock is finished, eliminating the need for straining. Great when deep frying as well. For Gas, Electric and Induction range.

Simmering homemade stocks medium-low (180°F/82°C), medium-high for deep-frying (375°F/191°C), and high for boiling pasta (425°F/218°C).

  • Rapid and even heat distribution on Electric, Gas and Induction
  • 7Ply construction maximizes heat conductivity and responsiveness
  • 18/10 T304s surgical stainless-steel cooking surface will not react with food
  • Black Poly-Ceramic handles, top knob, and vent disk oven safe to 350F
  • Exclusive whistle vent top knob
  • Attractive Black-Ceramic side handles with black top knob
  • Easy grip over-sized handles provide stability
  • Stainless steel welds avoid stripping and rusting
  • Rolled edges for drip-free pouring
  • Dimensions: 15.02" Length, 11.50" Width, 10.50" Height
    Weight: 9.70 Lbs.



Italian Meat Sauce

Serves: 8

Preparation Time: 35 minutes

Equipment: French chef knife, Filet knife, Cutting Board, Kitchen Machine food cutter, 8-quart Stockpot

  • 2 pounds (1 kg) lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped #2 blade
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 ounces (800 g) can plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 12 ounces (350 g) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat 8-quart Stockpot over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle a few drops of water in the pan. If the water droplets dance, the pan is ready. If the water evaporates, the pan is not hot enough. Place the ground beef in the hot, dry pan, which will be about 400°F (200°C). Cover the pan, and open the vent and dry sauté until cooked, about 10 minutes, stir occasionally. Drain fat drippings.

Add onion and garlic to meat, and continue to sauté, stirring often. Add all other ingredients, reduce to low-heat, and simmer 15-20 minutes.

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER SERVING: Calories 261; Fat Grams 15; Carbohydrate Grams 0; Protein Grams 21; Cholesterol mg 70; Sodium mg 154.

THE POINT SYSTEM: Calorie Points 3 ½; Protein Points 2 ½; Fat Grams 15; Sodium Points 6 ½; Fiber Points 1; Carbohydrate Points ½; Cholesterol Points 7.


ZeppoleBottom of Form


Growing Up in Rahway, New Jersey

Hearty, healthy meals are created with gentle hands and warm hearts. This I learned as a youngster growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in the wonderful ethnic mix of Rahway, New Jersey. Home kitchens brimming with incredible dishes brought with card from the old world. This harvest of flavors was a great influence of my boyhood.

Melio Paolantonio, my best friend's dad was a great home cook, and for many years operated a Zeppole stand on the Keansburg Boardwalk. Most likely, this recipe method made its way through Ellis Island in the 1800’s, passed down through the family, to me and now to you. Trust me, you will Enjoy! Chef Charles Knight

Zeppole or zeppole, is a light Italian pastry consisting of a baked or deep-fried dough ball of varying size. This doughnut or fritter is usually topped with powdered or cinnamon sugar, and may be filled with sweetened Ricotta, jelly, cannoli style pastry cream or a butter-and-honey mixture. The consistency ranges from light and puffy, to bread- or pasta-like.

Zeppole are typical of Italian cuisine, especially that of Rome and Naples. They are also served in Sicily, Sardinia, on the island of Malta, and in Italian American communities in the United States. Zeppole are known by other names, including Binge di San Giuseppe, and St. Joseph's Day cake. Zeppole are traditionally consumed during the Festa di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph's Day) celebrated every March 19, when zeppole are sold on many streets and sometimes presented as gifts.

The custom was popularized in the early 19th century by Neapolitan baker Pasquale Pintauro.

Zeppole Recipe

EQUIPMENT: 11in Stir Fry Skillet, wooden spoon, 5-n-1 Cooker or 4qt Stockpot and Induction Cooker, tablespoon, long handle slotted spoon or skimmer.

PREPARATION about 1 hour – Makes 20-24 Zeppole


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 package yeast (if baking)
  • 5 cups Pure Olive Oil, (if frying)
  • Powdered sugar

In the Stir Fry Skillet, over medium-high heat 250°F (121°C), bring the water, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil. Add the flour (and yeast if baking) and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough releases from the sides of the pan and forms a ball around the spoon. Remove from heat and add 1 beaten egg at a time, mixing thoroughly until the batter is smooth after each addition.

FRYING: Add the Pure Olive Oil (or vegetable oil) to the 5-n-1 Cooker or 6qt Stockpot on the Induction Cooker and set the temperature to 350°F (180°C). Allow 15 to 20 minutes for oil to reach temperature. (Note: frying temperature is critical, especially with Zeppole, too high and the oil will have a burnt taste. Too low and it will be heavy and greasy.)

Using a tablespoon full of the batter rounded, drop the batter into the oil and fry, about 5 or 6 at a time, allowing the zeppole to float freely. Using a slotted spoon or skimmer turn the zeppole as necessary, until puffed up to 3-times+ its original size and golden brown on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and drain on brown paper bag or paper towels.

BAKING: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Drop the batter by rounded tablespoon full onto a lightly greased Cookie Sheet or Jelly Roll Pan. Bake until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack.

Dust the tops of the zeppole with powdered sugar and serve hot or warm.