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Does it Work: Pasta 'n' More Microwave Pot

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Does it Work: Pasta 'n' More Microwave Pot
By: Lauren Keith

Heartland News viewers alerted me to the Pasta 'n' More microwave pot.  Makers promise you can make spaghetti, ravioli, fettucine---any kind of pasta---in the microwave!  Plus, the 'n' more part of the product's name says you can steam other items as well, all with some water and the press of the microwave button.  I wonder: will this be mushy in the microwave or will it cook the perfect pasta, as promised?

Pasta lovers we are, both Lesa Polivick and I hope the Pasta 'n' More scores big on this Does it Work test.

"I'm anxious to try it," she says.

Lesa uses the pot handles to measure two servings--that's kind of handy.  Then you just drop in the noodles, fill with water, and go.  So, in 12 minutes we'll see if our microwave angel hair pasta is delicioso....or not.

"Oh, look at the steam!" says Lesa as she takes the pot out of the microwave.

"It's not stuck together at all and looks perfect.  It's handy, you can use the same pot to strain the pasta, too," she says.

All, right taste test time.

"It's perfect," we both agree.

Still, we wonder if the Pasta 'n' More saves you any time.  I can cook spaghetti on the stove top in 12 minutes.  Let's try a different noodle and compare.  Nine cheese raviolis on the stove...and nine go into the Pasta 'n' More pot.

Just a few minutes later, we already have a rolling boil on the stovetop and just about 7 minutes later.

"They're floating!" says Lesa.

That means they're ready, but as we peer inside the microwave, it looks like the ravioli in here could go a few minutes longer.

Once the microwave pasta is finished, we taste both sets.  Longer cooking time aside, any way you slice it, both sets of noodles taste great....no comparison.

Lesa says it's not necessarily a bad thing the pasta pot isn't a true time saver, in this case.  Cooking in the microwave is pretty hassle-free.

"While it's cooking on its own in the microwave with no stirring, you can be making your sauce, salad and bread.  You can also set your table.  Plus, only cleaning one container is a huge bonus," she says. 

By the way, this pot lives up the "'n more" part of its name, too.  We had no problem steaming a potato in about 15 minutes.

"I'm very impressed with it.  I'd buy it," she says.

The Pasta 'n' More microwave pot steams up an A minus.  I gotta dock it a bit for the final price tag of $35 after shipping.  It also took three and a half weeks to arrive after I ordered it online.  So, you might want to wait to buy it in stores, after watching the results on this Does it Work test.

I bought Pasta 'n' More at www.buypastanmore.com.

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