Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor!


Let’s get something straight: pasta is the best food.

It’s versatile and delicious, and you can eat it every day without getting bored.

Whether you like your pasta with just some simple oil and cheese or a complicated Italian sauce, the dish has something to offer everyone. Even the pickiest eaters like a bowl of plain penne!

Pasta is also great because it’s so easy to make. All it takes is some boiling water, and dinner basically makes itself.

OK, so here’s the thing: we all know how to strain pasta, right?

All you have to do is dump the pot of boiling water into a strainer, and your dish is ready to go.

But what if I told you that you’ve been straining pasta the wrong way for your entire life? A recent post on Twitter revealed a pasta-straining technique that is blowing everyone’s minds.

Check out the hack below!

[H/T: BuzzFeed]



If the words “spaghetti,” “fettuccine,” and “tagliatelle” make your mouth water, you probably love pasta.

And everyone who loves pasta knows just how easy it is to make.


It’s truly one of the simplest dishes: All you have to do is boil some salted water, dump in the pasta, and then let it simmer until it’s just the right texture.

It’s often one of the first meals kids learn to make when they first start cooking!


Once your pasta is cooked, most people drain the water by pouring the noodle into a strainer in the sink.

But, as it turns out, this might not be the best way to strain your pasta, and we may have all been doing it wrong for years.


You’re probably thinking, “What do you mean I’ve been straining pasta wrong? All you have to do is pour the pasta into a strainer — right?”

Actually, according to a recent series of tweets, we might all be wrong.


On October 2, 2017, Twitter user @Daibellaaa shared three photos on her account, showing an alternate straining method.

Within a few days, the post had over 80,000 likes and over 37,000 retweets.


@Daibellaaa wrote, “Good morning to everyone. Just saw this on Facebook and spazzed.”

The photos show a pot of pasta boiling on the stove, then a wacky straining technique.


This technique flips the strainer upside-down and places it base-first in the pot.

From there, all that’s left to do is pour the water out — and the pasta stays in the pot!


Everyone who has seen the Tweet has been shocked by this pasta-straining technique.

One person wrote, “Dawg. Been doing this wrong for years.”


“That’s genius,” someone else wrote.

Yet another person wrote, “D*mn. You learn something new every day.”


A few people were a bit confused by the hack, though.

“Okay but not all of them are going to fit perfectly like that,” wrote one woman.


Others doubted that they would be able to pull off the clever hack.

One user posted this picture of pasta in the drain and noted, “This would be me.”


Other people started wondering how the person in the photos did this without burning their fingers on the pot or steam!

After all, anyone who has ever boiled pasta knows that the most challenging part is dumping out the hot water and avoiding backsplash.


Still others pointed out that there’s actually such a thing as a pasta pot that works just like this hack.

These pots are specially designed with inserts so that it’s easy to drain out the water once your pasta is cooked.


Would you try this funky pasta-straining technique?

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