Good Gadget: Pasta Insert
From penne to rigatoni, pasta is a dinnertime staple in most busy households. But leaning over the sink to dump a pot of boiled pasta into a strainer gets tiring. The next time you’re at the Ikea store off Interstate 85, be sure to pick up this stainless-steel pasta pot insert by Stabil. It fits inside most 3-quart pots and is dishwasher safe. Once cooking is done, just lift the pasta out of the pot and rinse. $9.99 in Ikea stores.