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Microwave Pasta Cookers

Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?

Published July 1, 2014

What You Need To Know

It’s time-consuming to bring a big pot of water to a boil, but it’s not exactly hard to prepare pasta. Despite our skepticism, we tested three different microwave pasta cookers, priced from $12.95 to $35. We simply added pasta to each oblong plastic box, poured in enough cold water to cover, microwaved until done (no stirring), and then flipped to drain through the lid. Every model ...