Bialetti Pasta Pot: Review and Giveaway

I am not a great cook.  I am not even a decent cook.  But, I have often wondered if I would be willing to put more effort into cooking if I had the right tools to make the job easier.  I troubleshoot all day in the lab at my regular job, so the last thing I want to do at home when fixing a meal for my family is improvise.

Slowly but surely, I am collecting the tools of the trade.  One of our favorite meals to cook for dinner is meat sauce and spaghetti in our pressure cooker.  It’s an easy meal and absolutely delicious, too!  So I was thrilled to test out the new Bialetti 5 quart Pasta Pot to make this dish ever easier.  About Bialetti:

“Bialetti began in Italy, but has become a leading brand around the world because our high-quality products bring simplicity, functionality and beauty to the kitchen.  Our advanced technology and distinctive styling combine to create cookware that’s simple to use and simply beautiful.”

The Bialetti 5-quart Pasta Pot features an innovative lock-on lid with built-in strainer, eliminating the need for a colander.  Simply boil your pasta in water, lock on the lid and strain directly from the pot!  The heat resistant handles made it very easy to grab and go.  Not to mention in the Trend Collection, the pasta pots are available in three hot colors: Purple Passion, Blue Cheer and Orange Spice and are available for only $34.95.

I am so in love with my new pasta pot that wanted to see what else Bialetti has to offer.  Check out this adorable stovetop coffee maker or the functional (and colorful) saute pan!  These tools would definitely help get me on the right track.

Want to learn to cook better with Bialetti?  Enter the sweepstakes over at Bialetti’s Facebook Page to win an Italian LA Getaway with Chef Fabio Viviana where you can learn to cook his favorite Italian meals!

GIVEAWAY

One reader will win the Bialetti 5 quart Pasta Pot!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me which color of the Bialetti Pasta Pot you love the most!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 17th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

Comments

  1. I like it in red

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  3. shared giveaway on facebook

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  4. susie carlson says:

    like the recipe for kobe beef burgers on the website! Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook!

  5. susie carlson says:

    like the purple pot!

  6. I like the orange spice color… It would match my Rachel Ray pans!

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  7. Ken Robinson says:

    My favorite color is Blue Cheer. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  8. Maria Gabriel says:

    My favorite is the Purple Passion color. Girly and pretty!

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  9. I like the purple passion pot! 😉

  10. renee walters says:

    I follow your blog on GFC, subscribe to your email and like you on Facebook! I would love to win this! I really really like the purple one! Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    Renee Walters
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  11. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the orange pasta pot.

  12. Rebecca Graham says:

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  13. valerie mabrey says:

    I like the purple one
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  14. I like the orange.

  15. crystle tellerday says:

    purple

  16. Suburban Prep says:

    Oh they are all great but RED has caught my eye.

  17. I love the orange pot.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I’m an email subscriber.

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  19. I love the purple. CUTE! Thanks for hosting a great contest!

  20. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I LIKE THE ORANGE SPICE

  21. EMMA L HORTON says:

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  22. EMMA L HORTON says:

    LIKE YOU AND BIALETTI ON FACEBOOK

  23. I like it in purple the best.

  24. I gotta go with the red.

  25. I “Like” The Not So Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

  26. paige chandler says:

    The Blue Cheer cheers me.

  27. paige chandler says:

    I follow on GFC. elysesw

  28. tracy davis says:

    I like the purple passion pot

  29. I like the orange spice

  30. I love the Purple Passion!

  31. i like blue cheer
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  32. I subscribe to blog emails.

  33. I like you and Bialetti on FB as Anne Loyd.

  34. e-mail
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  35. Debbie jackson says:

    I love the red pot debbie jackson
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  36. Debbie jackson says:

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  37. Debbie jackson says:

    fblikeu both as debbie jackson
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  38. I really like the Orange Spice. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

  39. Debbie jackson says:
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  43. Debbie jackson says:
  44. Debbie jackson says:
  45. My mom would LOVE the Purple Passion, if I win this will be 1 of her christmas gifts,

  46. I like the “Orange Spice” color best of the Bialett Pasta Pot , thanks
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  47. follow you & tweeted
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  48. email subscriber
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  49. I Facebook Fan of The Not-So-Blog as julie cutshaw
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  50. I LIKE Bialetti on Facebook.as julie cutshaw
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  51. i have your button
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  52. Orange Spice is my favorite

  53. Subscriber

  54. Like you and Bialett on FB: carolyn gonzalez

  55. Stephanie V. says:

    purple 5 qt pasta pot

  56. kathleen siegle says:

    I love the blue pot!

  57. kathleen siegle says:
  58. I really like the purple one!

  59. Amanda Nordman says:

    I like Purple Passion the most.

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  60. Amanda Nordman says:

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  61. Amanda Nordman says:

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  62. I think for fun, I’d choose purple passion.

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  63. I am an email subscriber

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  64. I would go wild with the Purple Passion Pot :

  65. I am an email subscriber

  66. I follow on twitter and do have over 50! @tannawings

    http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/119990091144896512

  67. I would choose the blue pot. They’re all pretty!

  68. I am subscribed to your email.

  69. I like you and Bialetti on facebook (Rust Hawk).

  70. That blue will look wonderful in my kitchen!

  71. I follow you on twittwe- NOLAkitchencats

  72. I subscribe to your blog

  73. I’m a fb fan of yours

  74. I’m a Bialetti fan on fb

  75. I love the purple pot
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  76. email subscriber
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  77. My favorite is the Orange Spice.

  78. email subscriber

  79. I love the Purple!! 🙂
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  80. Email subscriber

  81. Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook (Wanda McHenry)

  82. I like the Blue Cheer Bialetti pasta pot

  83. following you on twitter as silkdress

  84. I have your button on my website

  85. i ♥ the blue cheer!

  86. i subscribed by email 🙂

  87. fan of the not so blog on FB!

  88. ‘liked’ bialetti usa on FB!

  89. I like orange spice.

  90. email subscriber

  91. FB Fan of Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti

  92. i like the orange spice

  93. subscriber

  94. I LIKE THE BLUE CHEER PAST POT 🙂

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  95. I AM AN EMAIL SUBSCRIBER 🙂

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  96. I a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

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  97. Anita Yancey says:

    I really love the Blue Cheer.

  98. Anita Yancey says:

    Email Subscriber!

  99. Anita Yancey says:

    I am a fan of Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.
    Facebook Name: Anita Yancey

  100. Purple Passion would look great in my kitchen!

  101. email subscriber

  102. kathleen siegle says:

    i follow you on twitter as katiajoyce

  103. kathleen siegle says:
  104. cindi duplantis says:

    I SUBSCRIBE

  105. meagain69 says:

    I like the orange

  106. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the blue 🙂

  107. Karen Gonyea says:

    Subscriber 🙂

  108. I would likthe pot in Purple Passion.

  109. email subscriber

  110. like you both on facebook-debbie coyle

  111. Debbie Welchert says:

    I love Blue Cheer the most.

  112. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/120516248709775361

  113. Debbie Welchert says:

    I subscribe via email.

  114. Debbie Welchert says:

    I like you and Bialetti on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  115. david basile says:

    Purple Passion

  116. i like the orange spice color

  117. i subscribe to your emails

  118. kathleen siegle says:
  119. Monique Rizzo says:

    Orange would match my kitchen perfectly.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  120. Jessica Cote says:

    The Purple one!!

  121. kathleen siegle says:

    I subscribe via email

  122. kathleen siegle says:
  123. Karen Gonyea says:

    I absolutely love the blue 🙂

  124. greenduckie13 says:

    Purple Passion is my favorite.

  125. i love the purple!

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  126. I follow you on twitter as c5519
    and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/c5519/status/121038036212518912
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  127. Leslie Galloway says:

    Red matches my other cookware, so that’s my fave.

  128. Leslie Galloway says:

    Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

    User: GallowayLeslie

  129. Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is the Blue Cheer.

  130. Allison Downes says:

    I love the Purple Passion color!

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  131. Allison Downes says:

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  132. Allison Downes says:

    Email Subbie

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  133. Allison Downes says:

    like you on fb

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  134. Allison Downes says:

    Liked Bialetti on fb

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  135. kathleen siegle says:
  136. kathleen siegle says:

    Im a fan of the not so blog on facebook

  137. kathleen siegle says:

    Im a fan of Bialetti on facebook

  138. Claudia N says:

    I like the color purple

  139. Claudia N says:

    I like you both on facebook Claudia N

  140. Claudia N says:
  141. Claudia N says:

    I am an email subscriber with this email address;
    ( nclaudia25 (at) yahoo (dot) com )

  142. kathleen siegle says:
  143. I like Purple Passion-I’ve never seen a purple pot before.
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  144. I like you and Bialetti on facebook as Susan Chester.
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  145. Christine says:

    Purple Passion

  146. Janna Johnson says:

    the blue
    Blogtacular contest! Thanks so much! Janna Johnson Jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  147. kathleen siegle says:
  148. I’d love the Orange Spice!

  149. I’m a subscriber.

  150. I’m a Facebook fan of both. Thanks!

  151. kathleen siegle says:
  152. I’d like the Orange Spice color!

  153. I subscribe to your blog via email. smhparent at hotmail dot com

  154. I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

  155. I have your button on my blog at http://susanheim.blogspot.com.

  156. I love all three colors! I think I like the purple best!

  157. I subscribe to your blog.

  158. I’m a fan of The Not So Blog on Facebook as Tia Sweepstakes

  159. I am a fan of Bialetti on Facebook as Tia Sweepstakes

  160. I’d love to have the Orange Spice pasta pot!

  161. Not so blog email subscriber

  162. kathleen siegle says:
  163. My favorite is Orange Spice.

  164. daily tweet

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  165. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE THIS !! Count me in again please 🙂

  166. Suzanna60 says:

    i like the Blue Cheer
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  167. Suzanna60 says:
  168. kathleen siegle says:
  169. christinaz says:

    love the purple

  170. I like Orange Spice.

  171. Email subscriber

  172. Since there is no red option, I like Blue Cheer the best.

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  173. Patti Hess says:

    The Orange Spice is what I like

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    thanks

  174. Patti Hess says:

    subscriber

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  175. Patti Hess says:

    Fan of The Not So Blog and Bialetti Pasta Pot on FAcebook

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  176. kathleen siegle says:
  177. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I love the blue cheer pot the best!

  178. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I follow you on twitter @grateful_mom and tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/grateful_mom/status/123453850337292288

  179. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I am a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook

  180. Jennifer Paige says:

    I like the orange pot.

  181. kathleen siegle says:
  182. Belinda Shaw says:

    I like orange to match my yellow kitchen.

  183. i like the orange pot

  184. wife wants the Purple Passion one 🙂

  185. liked the not-so on fb (donald light)

  186. liked bialetti on fb (donald light)

  187. kathleen siegle says:
  188. joanne major says:

    i would like the purple one.
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  189. joanne major says:

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  190. joanne major says:

    like both on fb (joanne major)
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  191. jennifer bowen says:

    i think thay all look so nice but since i like blue i will go with the blue one jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

  192. jennifer bowen says:

    i fllow you on twitter jenny9675309

  193. jennifer bowen says:

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  194. jennifer bowen says:

    i’m a fan on fb ilike you i realy like you yes i do. 🙂 jennybowen jenny9675309@yahoo(dot)com

  195. daily tweet

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  196. 8” & 9.5” Sauté Pans from Italian collection

  197. email subscriber

  198. fan on facebook-laura deluca

  199. got your button

  200. kathleen siegle says:
  201. Bonnye Sensenig says:
  202. I would love the purple one

  203. Email Subscriber, thanks!

  204. Liked both on FB (AngelaWinesburg)

  205. I like the purple one

  206. kathleen siegle says:
  207. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I like the Purple Passion color.

  208. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    Following you and Bialetti on facebook
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  209. ShellieAndBrutus says:
  210. i like it in blue cheer

  211. I like blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

  212. I love the Blue Cheer

  213. john hutchens says:

    I like the orange

  214. john hutchens says:
  215. john hutchens says:

    subscribed to your blog

  216. john hutchens says:

    following on fb

  217. Bonnye Sensenig says:
  218. tamatha h says:

    orange spice rocks!!

  219. tamatha h says:
  220. tamatha h says:

    liking you & bialetti on fb, last name hunter

  221. I love purple the most! This would be perfect I am always losing my pasta down the drain. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  222. I subscribe via email. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  223. I like you both on fb Jammie M

  224. I love the Purple Passion!

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  225. I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

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  226. I have your main button in my left sidebar: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com/

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  227. I like both on Facebook: Cori Eckstrom Westphal (facebook.com/coriwestphal)

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  228. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal
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  229. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would LOVE this 🙂

  230. I was hoping they’d have a red pot, but I suppose I like purple the best out of the selection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  231. I liked both pages on FB as Heidi Poe

  232. daniel healey says:

    I like the orange spice color

  233. daniel healey says:

    I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

  234. I like the blue most, but also like the orange

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  235. liked both on fb (brittney p)
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  236. I really like the orange

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  237. Diane Baum says:

    I would love purple

  238. Barbara Fox says:

    Purple Passion would be my choice.

  239. kathleen siegle says:
  240. I like the orange one.

  241. I like Blue Cheer!

  242. i love the orange spice one!

  243. fb fan both xferriza2 danielle b

  244. Kim Smith says:

    I like the orange spice

  245. kathy pease says:

    id love the Orange Spice

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  246. I love the purple pot the most

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  247. email subscriber: pricousins at aol dot com

  248. kathy pease says:

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  249. Twitter follower: @pricousins

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  250. kathleen siegle says:
  251. Blue Cheer!

  252. FB Sherry Conrad

  253. I like the orange spice color best.

  254. I like blue cheer.

  255. Amanda Mclemore says:

    I thing the orange spice is cute:)

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  256. Kat Emerick says:

    love the Orange Spice.
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  257. Kat Emerick says:

    already subscribed to the mailing list of The Not-So-Blog (Experimental Mommy)
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  258. Kristen Martinez says:

    I am kinda diggin’ on the Purple Passion! It is also my daughters favorite color! I could see her cooking in it and loving every second!

  259. Kelly Parsons says:

    Baby Blue color

  260. crystal allen says:

    the orange spice is my fave clallen at ntin dot net

  261. definitely Purple Passion

  262. I’m subscribed

  263. Bonnye Sensenig says:
  264. Mya Murphy says:

    Blue cheer!!!

  265. I really like the blue cheer…..that would help ME be an awesome cook too!!

  266. I like the Blue Cheer pot the best!

  267. I subscribe to your emails!

  268. I like both of you on facebook! stephanie a….

  269. I follow you on twitter and tweeted!
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  270. Douglas Houston says:

    I like the Purple pasta pot

  271. I love the purple pot (just cause I love purple!)

  272. This would be so awesome to have! The Blue Cheer color is for me!

  273. daily tweet

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  274. I LOVE the Orange Spice pot. What an innovative product! We cook tons of locally-made pasta all year long and this would be a great time saving device as there would be one less dish to clean (the strainer)! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!
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  275. Following you on Twitter!
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  276. Fan of Bialetti on FB!
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  277. I like the orange pot

  278. Following on twitter as happeegirl and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/happeegirl/status/126075197899026432

  279. Entry 10 for blogging about give away http://happeeliving.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-pasta-pot.html

  280. Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook (Brian S)

  281. Heather R says:

    I like the Orange Spice color

  282. Heather R says:

    I subscribe to your blog

  283. Heather R says:

    I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.
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  284. I like Orange

  285. Google Reader subscriber.

  286. I definitely love the Blue Cheer!

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  287. Following you on twitter-Pennykatw

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  288. confirmed email subscriber

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  289. Like you both on FB-Penny Kathleen

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  290. i definitely love the purple pot the most it goes great with the grape/wine them i have going on. 🙂

  291. Gina Benway says:

    I love the purple!!!

  292. Gina Benway says:

    Became a fan of both on facebook – Gina Fagan

  293. Love the vibrant Orange Spice color!

  294. I’m a subscriber

  295. Gina Benway says:

    following on twitter moongrrl72

  296. Likes The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook-Lisa L.

  297. RE: above- no clue how I got the url in here and not the tweet url! please delete!

  298. I love the Purple Passion the most!
    Thank You!

  299. I’m a subscriber.
    Thank You!

  300. Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Bialetti Pasta Pot / Orange Spice.

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  301. Subscribed via email…

  302. …”like” BOTH via Facebook: bryan eason

  303. I’d love the Orange Spice one, so bright and sunny!

  304. I subscribe to your blog!

  305. I like Orange Spice!

  306. Charlene Kuser says:

    I love the Orange Spice pot the most

  307. Charlene Kuser says:

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  308. Veronica Garrett says:

    I love the Orange Spice.

  309. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog

  310. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  311. Veronica Garrett says:

    I became a fan of The-Not-So-Blog and Bialetti on Facebook.

  312. The Purple Passion is my favorite.