Try It Review: Pasta Boat

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Microwave Pasta Boat

JOHNS CREEK -- To please her two boys at meal time, Marci Rudolph says all she needs to do is fix a bowl of pasta.

"Macaroni and Cheese, ravioli, spaghetti, rigatoni, any type of pasta design they like," she said.

And while it's easy as boiling water, you still have to keep an eye on it or it will boil over. Marci said it usually happens when she gets distracted by the kids.

"All of a sudden I'll hear it and have to run back in and clean up the mess," she said.

The Pasta Boat by Telebrands claims it's the fast and easy way to cook, drain and serve perfect pasta every time.

The preparations are simple. Use the handles to help measure the servings, add water to the line and pop into your microwave.

For two servings, the directions say to cook for 18 to 20 minutes. Marci was surprised by the cooking time.

In fact the recommended 18 minutes was actually six minutes longer than if Marci had boiled her pasta. But at least she didn't have to wait for the water to heat up.

When the pasta's done you drain it right in the pot with the strainer lid. Marci liked the ease and speed.

"That's nice," she said.

Marci was impressed with the appearance of the pasta.

"Wow!" she said. "It's not sticky. It's not clumped together."

But of course what is most important is the taste.

"It's tender," Marci said. "It's done. It's perfect."

Marci liked the convenience of the Pasta Boat.

"It was so easy," she said. "Just put the pasta in, pour the water in, put it in the microwave, set it and leave it and it was done."

The set comes with a steamer tray so you can use the Pasta Boat to cook vegetables. In five minutes Marci steamed a healthy bowl of fresh veggies.

"Actually very good," she said after tasting a carrot.

It's dishwasher safe and only costs $10.

"For the Past Boat," she said, "I give it a rating of two thumbs up."

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