To use the aspargus cooker pot, just place small amount of salted water at the bottom of the pot and bring it to boil. Stand the asparagus spears upright in the wire basket and lower it into the water. The idea is that the stalks will be closer to the boiling water than the crowns, and this compensates for the fact they take slightly longer to cook. After 15 minutes or so (depending on the type and quality of the asparagus), the vegetables should be tender and ready to serve. Steamed asparagus can be served whole, or it can be cut up and added to salads, pasta or vegetable dishes. Asparagus is also very healthy, it is a great source of vitamins, calcium and other great stuff, and free of cholesterol.