Stovetop cooking is a convenient way to prepare a quick dinner. You could become accustomed to cooking on the cooktop if you spend sufficient time in the kitchen. However, if you get sidetracked while boiling water or boiling milk, you could have a disaster!
Make it a practice to keep a wooden spatula in your kitchen to avoid messy spills caused by boiling water. Place the spatula across the top of the pot when you move back from the boiling water. As you focus on other aspects of your dinner, the spoon will keep the water from going overboard!