I was over spending the day with my grandmother one day and instead of going home for supper, she invited us to stay and eat with them. So, I decided that I would help make the spaghetti she had planned for supper that night.
I was about to get out a regular stock pot for boiling the pasta in, when she handed me a new pasta pot she had just gotten and told me to try it out. It looked pretty neat. It was very lightweight and I could see that it had a coated, non-stick interior and a lid that locked on so that you could pour out the boiling water and drain the pasta.
So, I boiled my water and pasta and after the pasta was cooked, I locked on the lid and went to the sink to drain the pasta. One thing I learned real quick is the use pot-holders. The handles stay cool, however the steam that comes out as you drain the pasta is very very hot and will burn you quickly. Once I got some pot holders though, draining the pasta was a breeze and it was cool not having to drain the pasta in a colander, then transfer it back to the pot to add the butter & sauce.