iPhone App: Pastatime

When we included pasta measuring tools on our list of 10 Most Useless Kitchen Gadgets, many of you chimed in that you actually find them helpful. Well, if you own an iPhone, here's a tool that allows you to measure pasta without cluttering your kitchen drawers.

Pastatime is an easy-to-use spaghetti measuring app for one to four portions. The measurement changes as you toggle from standard to longer length spaghetti. Unlike physical pasta measuring tools with holes, this digital version just helps with eyeballing – or, if you have a protective covering on your iPhone, you might place the noodles directly on the screen.

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There's also a timer, which you can use to set an alarm for pasta or anything else. It's kind of redundant, since the iPhone already has a built-in timer, but some people might enjoy the hourglass visual. (Note: this is just a manually-set timer; the app doesn't suggest cooking times.)

Pastatime, $0.99 at iTunes

Have you used any other good cooking apps lately? Let us know!

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Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel and Miss Chiffonade

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