Pasta Cooking Equipment

The basic cooking method most often used for cooking pasta is boiling. There are a few other methods used to cook specific types of pasta and Asian noodles. The other methods used are baking, deep-frying, and stir-frying. Pasta cooking can be accomplished with a minimal amount of equipment. The only pieces of equipment that are necessary are a large pot, a large spoon, and a colander.

When cooking large amounts of pasta or long strands of pasta, it is beneficial to use a perforated insert and a stock pot large enough to hold the insert. This allows enough room for proper boiling of the pasta and adds convenience in the draining process. Using a perforated insert eliminates having to pour the hot pasta and water into a colander to drain.

Some other pieces of equipment that may be useful when cooking different types of pasta are a wooden fork, a spaghetti spoon, a slotted spoon, a straining spoon, measuring cups, a wooden spatula, a wok, and a baking dish for baked pasta dishes. To get information on the most common cooking methods used and basic instructions on each, select one of the cooking methods from the links above.


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