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Colander 32 80.00%
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Basket 1 2.50%
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:52 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Jeekinz View Post
If I'm making a sauce adjacent to the pasta pot, I'll use a spider to add the pasta directly to the sauce. Then I can use the pasta water to control the consistency of the sauce.
I use a tip I got from America's Test Kitchen. I use a colander, but I put a coffee mug in it. I pour the water so that the coffee mug fills up. I put the mug aside and then pour the pasta into the colander. I can then use the pasta water in the mug to use for my sauce if needed.

If I had a spider I would do it your way though.

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Old 07-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #32
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Now that I have my 8-quart pot with pasta insert, I use that. Just lift the insert straight up and your pasta drains right back into the pot!

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:49 PM   #33
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Thumbs up Pasta spoon?

Cooking for one, I usually pull the pasta out with one of these. Even if I never cooked spaghetti I wouldn't be without this gadget as a back scratcher.

Almost never bother with the big pot and pasta insert.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #34
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We all all shapes and sizes of colanders that we use for different things. I use the insert basket from my stock pot for draining pasta; a round metal one for meats; a plastic one with slots in the sides, holes in the bottom and a handle, which I hang from the handle in the sink by the sprayer, and use for washing vegetables; and a small one that's just perfect for draining a 14 oz can of fruit or vegies.
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