It’s always mind-blowing when people exhibit crafty hacks for bland objects.
And so when one person demonstrated a totally mess-free way to empty pasta, we were flattering impressed.
Ann Wenita recently took to Facebook to exhibit a pasta-draining penetrate that had totally blown them away.
In a series of photos Ann demonstrated the hack, which consisted of fixation a colander over a pasta-filled pan, branch it upside down and removal into the sink.
This process is opposite to the common one – where you generally just flow the prohibited additional water true into the colander already in the sink, risking a blazing splash-back.
As shortly as the process was shared to Facebook, it quickly done its way over to Twitter – where users were equally as gobsmacked
Good morning to everyone. Just saw this on Facebook and spazzed. pic.twitter.com/YB8qJ2a1g5
— Daibella (@Daibellaaa) Oct 2, 2017
Seriously, people couldn’t trust they’d left this prolonged but realising this penetrate was a thing
@Daibellaaa I’ve been doing this wrong my whole life.
M a h a s we n (@myogx3) Oct 02, 2017
@Daibellaaa @ChloePoole4 @abbieliquorish how have we been doing this wrong matriarch whole life
Aishling marr (@AishlingTheaa) Oct 03, 2017
@yamss____ @Daibellaaa @ashleyavila23 Damn. You learn something new everyday.
Alexis Avila ♋️ (@lexisavila10) Oct 03, 2017
@Daibellaaa I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time??
⚞ Chriss Tina⚟ (@IamChriss_tina) Oct 03, 2017
While admittedly it’s a very crafty way to empty pasta, we have some questions.
One: Pans come in all sizes. Are we meant to find a one-size-fits-all colander to lift off this method?
And two: How are we meant to lift it off but blazing the damn hands?
So naturally, we reached out to a pasta tool consultant to ask these questions, and found that this is not how pasta should generally be drained.
Alexandra Ritter, who works for WMF, a company that specialises in kitchen gadgets, told Metro.co.uk that the colander is there to help you get the pasta out of the water – as against to gripping it in the pan.
She said: ‘First you ready your food and once it is finished cooking you flow the whole calm in the strainer.
‘This way the food is collected in the sieve and the water can shun thru the many little holes in the strainer. Please make certain that you use the sieve over a penetrate or anywhere similar.’
After cooking pasta, you should rinse it with prohibited hot water to mislay all starch from it, which can infer to be flattering formidable if you’re gripping the pasta in the vessel after its first draining.
Sure, you can select to empty pasta however you like – but the easiest way to entirely ready the pasta seems to be by pouring it into the colander in the normal way.