How To Stop Water From Boiling Over

Boil water like a pro 
To stop water from boiling over and making a mess all over your stove, place a wooden spoon across the top of your pot. Keep in mind that steam and heat will warp your spoon so it’s a good idea to use one that you have set aside specifically for this task, or at the very least, one that you wouldn’t mind getting ruined eventually. You can also use a metal spoon but don’t forget to wear oven gloves when you touch them or you risk a burn injury to your hands.

How does it work?

The wooden spoon trick works in two ways. First, bubbles are unstable forms. When something hydrophobic (i.e. unable to absorb water) punctures the surface of a bubble, it subsides

Never leave anything on the stove unattended.

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