I will never cook dried pasta the old way again. Heather, the owner of my favorite gourmet cooking tools store showed these to me a while back and raved about it. I was in the midst of the move to the new house so I put off buying it until now.
It has holes in the lid to measure the amount of pasta by serving so you know how much to cook.
It has markings on the side so you know how much water to add.
It has a strainer in one end of the lid for draining the water.
And It Works
No waiting for water to boil. Just put in the pasta and water and slide it into the microwave. They even give you a little chart to tell you how long to cook it.