The internet never fails to provide us with new and improved ways to accomplish normal, everyday tasks — which probably never needed improving in the first place, if we’re being honest.
The new pasta-straining technique that has Twitter in an uproar is no exception: it’s a harmless and ultimately inconsequential concept, which has somehow created a controversy.
It all began when someone recently posted their rather unorthodox pasta-straining technique to Facebook as proof that we’ve all been cooking noodles incorrectly this whole time.
The Facebook user demonstrated that pasta can actually be strained without ever removing it from the pot — all you need to do is invert the colander/strainer in the pot and dump the water into the sink.
As soon as someone shared the technique on Twitter, however, all hell broke lose.
Some people were totally stunned and couldn’t believe they’d never thought of this trick before.
Others were straight-up annoyed by these ridiculous shenanigans, and found the hack to be totally unreasonable.
Honestly? This technique seems like a pretty good way to burn yourself with scalding hot water. But, if you manage to pull it off, it could probably cut thirty seconds off of your cook time. So, if you’re a stickler for efficiency, perhaps you should adopt this pasta-straining method.
Otherwise, maybe save your fingers and just stick to pouring it into the strainer the old-fashioned way?