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I've never actually seen this happen on a stovetop, but I've had it happen a lot when microwaving water in a clean coffee mug.
acting in geyser fashion,
I think I'll use a different saucepan until this one gets scratched up again, or scour it with something abrasive.
From some of the reading I was doing, I couldn't find this type of situation, but I am guessing from my reading that we had some type of steam bubble that collapsed during the cooling process and possibly trapped between the strainer insert and the side of the pot that then rapidly expanded at some point after the water was being reheated. Am I on the right track? If so, we need to let folks know of the danger of reheating a previously boiled pot of water with an insert strainer, otherwise, I need to help understand what else could have been the cause.