Staub Mussel Pot
I just scored a Staub Mussel Pot at the local flea market. I like mussels and imagine I can use it for clams, which we like better. But ho knows what else I can cook in it? Any reason I can't use it like a traditional Staub cocotte and use it, say, for foul in the oven?
Good score. This particular vessel is good for steaming or anything you might want to cook that would benefit from pouring off liquid--the shape and the mesh strainer piece make that a snap. That being said, the base is quite small, so poaching, etc. would not be a great application.
Wahine "won" one of these as a service award, and we use it occasionally. But it is so specialized we keep it at the beach house, where steamer clams are 50 feet away.