Sunday, December 1, 2013

If I Cooked More, This Might Be Worth It

I have the WORST time cooking pasta. It always ends up sticking to the pan unless I stand over a hot stove, stirring constantly, getting my right hand all steam-burnt & lobstery.

Via Dude!!!I Want That..., a possible solution - Stirio:

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  1. The annoying thing is that I invented this over twenty years ago, I just didn't have the money or connections to market it.

    I've seen an easier (although not necessarily better) version that just has a ball whisk that you set down into the pan and the heat of the cooking causes it to move around. Not sure how effective it is as I didn't buy it and I can't find it anywhere on-line.

  2. PS Pasta cooking, you shouldn't have to stir hardly ever. Add the pasta, give it a quick stir, then come back every couple minutes and give it a quick stir. Pasta should never require constant stirring.

  3. That would be the robo-stir:

    Not a very good product, according to the review.

    As for pasta, ok, it's not CONSTANT stirring, but every time I leave it alone for a couple minutes, it starts sticking to the bottom of the pan. Very frustrating.

  4. I don't eat much pasta. When I cook it I do so in a 2 gallon pot. I never had it stick.

    I also use pretty good pasta if I do cook it. The wife eats mac&cheese, which I will not touch, and she has trouble with it sticking, I assume because it's the crappiest of pasta.

  5. Huh.

    I kinda like stirring. Pasta doesn't require much stirring, but mixing sauces and such is part of the experience. I love the scent of garlic and onions and enjoy stirring them as they become fragrant. I don't think I'd want something stirring for me. :)

  6. Secret to good pasta.....Barilla. best brand. Use a larger pot. Liberal salt and a 2 dash of olive oil as you put pot on Med High heat. When it reaches rolling boil then add pasta. Normal time for al dente is 10 mins. But dnl ck with instructions. I stir when I put in boiling water and then again about 4-5 mins in. You cannot go wrong. Once it is properly cooked drain and rinse I cold water to stop cooking. I have made pasta a time or two............ ;-)