I make pasta a couple of times a week but hate having to stand at the stove stirring it so that it doesn't stick. If you stir it for the first five minutes chances are most pasta is not going to stick but with thinner pasta like angel hair or fettuccini you can end up with clumps of pasta. I have tried a couple of different microwave pasta cookers but none of them, so far, have worked as expected. The Fasta Pasta is a glorified plastic microwave safe container that you can make pasta in; the biggest downside is that if you don't scrub it out thoroughly after each use you are going to end up with white stains (starch build up) on the inside of it. Also, this won't work in smaller microwave ovens so if you have one in a camper or a small apartment sized microwave this might be too wide. The perks to using this over adding pasta to boiling water is that there's no need to stir it and the chances of the water boiling over are minimal. The manufacturer makes a lot of claims about this and the things that you can do with it and make in it but you need to take that with a grain of salt. I have made about seven different types of pasta in this and the spaghetti and fettuccini have come out horrible; the pieces were not evenly cooked. On the plus side, I do use this when I am making macaroni and cheese; I just dump the box of noodles into it and microwave it. Do not add the powdered or liquid cheese mix to the container because you could end up with the inside of it becoming stained. I like that there is a built in strainer in the lid but you run the risk of getting a nasty steam burn if you are not holding it correctly. If all you want is a quick way to make rigatoni or shells then this is worth getting but if you like spaghetti or angel hair pasta you are going to want to avoid this unless you don't mind having the pieces stick together. I got this as a gift and use it occasionally but I haven't gotten rid of my large non-stick pasta pots. Even though this doesn't work for all of the pasta that I make, it does make it a little easier to make macaroni and cheese or a box of rigatoni while I am doing the laundry or cleaning.