Genius Colander Hack Was Right In Front Of Us The Entire Time

Boiling pasta has become somewhat of an adventure for us. Not classically trained, we’re still teetering along the line of knowing when that pasta is ready to be drained or if it needs a little more time in the water. Once that pasta is cooked, you don’t have too much time to get your drain game on. All Def Digital posted a brilliant colander hack on Facebook that will make your pasta draining experience so much easier.

All you need to do is go about the normal water-boiling process. Salt your liquid, throw in some noodles, and bring it to a boil, toss in a little olive oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Here’s where things switch up.

When your noodles are ready to be drained, whip out that trusty colander. Instead of dumping the entire contents of the lot onto the colander, simply use it as a barrier for the water to drain from the pot. This way you won’t have to dump your noodles back and forth.

If successful, you’ll be able to shave precious minutes off your cooking time. Just make sure your forearms can keep the colander and the pot together in one piece and you have proper oven mitts. Otherwise you might burn yourself.


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In just a minute and forty seconds, you’ll learn how to prevent your pot of water from boiling over the sides, how to clean your disgusting microwave with ease, and even how to iron your work pants…without an iron.

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