Review: Fasta Pasta delivers perfect pasta in a flash


Ethan Hutchison, student reporter

The worst part about being a 20-something adult is finding a way to feed yourself. Most of us have a job and are in school and have to keep up an active social life all while living on our own for the first time.
If you are someone who loves pasta but don’t have the time or patience to sit over a hot stove for 15 minutes, the Fasta Pasta is the perfect product for you.
The Fasta Pasta is an ingenious invention that helps make cooking a pasta dinner simple, easy and fast. It is a single plastic container about the size of a 1 gallon milk container that can make perfect pasta in 13 minutes or less.
The Fasta Pasta has been featured on the Rachael Ray Show and has a 4.5 star rating on nearly 12,000 reviews on Amazon. Additionally, The Fasta Pasta can be used to cook rice, vegetables, soups and casseroles.
At a $17 price point, this is a perfect gift for anyone who cooks, but especially those who are looking for a time and energy efficient cooking tool. Because of its simplistic design of just two parts, a lid and a container, the Fasta Pasta is also very multi-functional.
For someone living in a dorm, for example, all you would need to make spaghetti is water, dry spaghetti noodles, a microwave, the Fasta Pasta and a fork. Due to its patented reservoir design, you can cook the pasta perfectly al dente every time, strain it out of the Pasta Fasta and eat out of it right after.
In a normal kitchen environment, you would need a stove top, a pot, a measuring cup to get the right amount of water in your pot, a spoon to stir, a strainer to get rid of the excess water, and a bowl to eat your pasta out of. That is five dishes to clean when the Pasta Fasta is just one.
The Pasta Fasta is microwave safe, dishwasher safe and easy to use. It is made in the USA, FDA approved for microwave cooking as well as BPA free, which means there are no harmful plastics or epoxies used to create it.
I have used this for over a year now, and I have never ended up with uncooked pasta or rice, and in a pinch, it is perfect for Ramen noodles.
For $17, you would be hard pressed to find a more useful kitchen gadget.