How To Select The Best Commercial Pasta Cooker For Your Needs
Msasani Peninsula, Tanzania
Serving pasta to your family is a cheap, low-fat way of stretching your weekly budget. The down side is having to manage a boiling pot of spaghetti when it comes time to drain the water out, especially if you are cooking for more than four people. Using a commercial pasta cooker takes the daredevil element out of preparing your family meal.
Pasta-cooking vessels come in different varieties. The most primitive (or the most sophisticated, depending on how you look at it) are the ones that you do not even need a stove, just boiling water. At the next level are those that you use in the microwave. With this type, you can use a special spoon with claws that lift the cooked strands out of the container. Microwaves are also faster than a pot of boiling water.
A plastic cylinder, crafted from special toughened polymer, is translucent, so you can keep an eye on its progress. Another advantage to plastic is that, unlike stainless steel, it won't transmit heat so you can touch parts of it without burning yourself.
There are spaghetti makers on the market that are nothing more than a large pot with a colander that fits perfectly. When your meal is ready, you lift the strainer and drain the product directly into the pot you used to heat it up. These pots are usually stainless steel or aluminum.
You can press the kettle into service as a seafood boil pot for making a low country boil, a southern dish popular at potluck dinners, picnics and backyard barbecues. Seafood boil is a generic term for a type of social event, low country boil refers to the food that you serve at the event. A low country boil contains whole crab, corn on the cob, sausages, potatoes and shrimp. The cool thing is that the whole dish is you prepare the meal in a single pot and then serve it onto thicknesses of newspaper, oilcloth or other waterproof material. No plates, no washing up!
If you have the cash, the most sophisticated spaghetti cookers can multitask. These devices can cook rice or even function as a crock pot or slow cooker. Do be sure you purchase the optional stirring attachment, which helps your macaroni cook evenly.
If you like your cookware to be good at multitasking, then the high-end electric version is for you. The same device can cook your pasta, rice, porridge, or roast chicken or stew, although maybe not at the same time. All you do is add the ingredients, select the program, hit the start button and wait. Perfectly kid-proof!
The take home message here is that you do not need to risk scalding yourself to make spaghetti. Cooking spaghetti, macaroni, linguine, pasta in all its magnificent, low-cost, delicious forms, is as easy as boiling water. With your careful supervision, you can even get the children to help you.
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