Pasta N More is a microwave pasta cooker that performs five different functions. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Pasta N More review.
About Pasta N More
Pasta N’ More is a microwavable container that measures, cooks, drains, serves, and stores pasta. The official website is pastanmore.com, with a registration date of April 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in September 2017.
Claims & Features
- Measures, strains, prepares, and stores pasta
- Quickly heats water to the ideal temperature for cooking pasta
- Will not rip or tear pasta
- Built-in pasta measuring handles
- Large capacity microwavable pot
- Handles stay cool to the touch
- Free of BPA
- Nonstick surface is simple to clean
Pasta N More costs $19.99. There is an optional double offer for a separate fee of $6.95 which would raise the total to $26.94. Shipping is free on both offers. Each unit comes with a cheese grater and recipe guide. At the time of this writing, Pasta N’ More is not available in stores.
Pasta N More Review
Pasta snobs may balk at the idea of cooking pasta in the microwave, but that’s exactly what the makers of Pasta N More want you to do with this As Seen on TV product. Pasta N More is a pasta cooker that allows you to cook, strain, serve, and store all from the same container.
The unit is a large oblong plastic container. There are fill lines on the side (numbered 1-8) which help you decide how much water to include, and the handle also allows you to measure spaghetti noodles. There are two lids, one for straining and one for storing. A steaming rack also allows you to create non-pasta dishes such as broccoli or even meatloaf. The commercial doesn’t mention this, but there’s also an extender ring which allows you to steam two different veggies at once.
Although Pasta N More just looks like a big plastic container (which it is) with a straining lid and steaming rack, its simplicity doesn’t take away from the fact that it works. For those who dislike standing over the stove waiting for a pot to boil, Pasta N More offers a more streamlined experience. I have not seen it boil over, although you may still want to check on it every five minutes just to be sure. Every microwave is different so you’ll want to adjust cooking times to suit your specific oven. Once you can dial in the proper time, cooking pasta is a breeze.
In my video review below, I steamed broccoli (7 minutes), shrimp (5 minutes), and baked potatoes (20 minutes) and they all turned out nicely. The baked potato wasn’t quite as dry as those I’ve simply placed in the microwave alone. For pasta, it took 18 minutes, which wasn’t any faster than the Gotham Steel Pasta Pot used on the stove, but it didn’t boil over and pasta was cooked to perfection.
Keep in mind that Pasta N More is slightly wider than a box of spaghetti noodles, so if you have a small microwave, it could be too large for the rotating plate to work. You may also need to wash it a couple of times to get any plastic smell out. With those preliminaries aside, however, I think most consumers will find that Pasta N More works about as advertised.
If Pasta N More seems familiar, you are not mistaken, as this item has been marketed on and off for years. In fact, below I’ve embedded commercials from 2017 and 2010 to show how little this item has changed over the years.
Because Pasta N More has been around for years, you can find numerous consumer reviews for it online, and I suggest perusing some of those consumer reviews to get a feel for what others are saying about it. Currently, Pasta N More holds a respectable 4.1 star rating on Amazon among over 100 reviews.
Although I don’t think the “pasta” part of Pasta N More is better than cooking noodles on a stove, the “N More” part which allows you to quickly steam food in the microwave could be its most compelling feature.
Because this is an older As seen on TV product with a rather popular rating, there have been competing products with virtually the same design. Compare it to this $15 Pasta Boat, which sports a virtually identical design and holds a solid 4.3 rating.
Here is the 2017 commercial for Pasta N More.
You can see how similar it was when marketed back in 2010.
Below is my full review of Pasta N More.
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