In the neverending search to find the best tool for certain jobs, we have a stiff criteria when it comes to what utensils we let into our kitchen. A pasta server is a great addition, but they range from flimsy and silly to multi-tasking and monstrously oversized. Here are a few favorite pasta servers that would make the cut!
Pasta serving, although deceptively simple, can get a little tricky depending on the quality of utensil you happen to be using. We've had a sagging load of spaghetti from those cheap-o plastic servers, and we're officially saying enough is enough! Here are a few great finds that might be perfect for your kitchen and that should hold up for years to come!
• Olive Wood Pasta Rakes, $26 at Williams Sonoma. The idea of playing with your food is always appealing and using something that has the word "rake" in the title definitely falls into that category.
• Le Creuset Pasta Forks, $12 at Sur La Table. Although we're typically against most plastic utensils, these silicone forks would be helpful. They have removable heads so you only need to wash the part that's dirty, and they'd stand up to the heat of a pot of boiling water.
• Sagaform Pasta Server, $12.24 at Henry Tibbs. This unit not only serves your pasta, but measures dry noodles and even grates a little fresh parmesan on top of your dish when it's all dished up. Too much multi-tasking or just the right amount?
• Giada De Laurentiis Pasta Server, $12.99 at Target. This solid stainless steel server has a nice rounded handle and can be tossed in the dishwasher. It appears to be a good household staple that would sit nicely in your hand while you load up the spaghetti!
Do you use a pasta server in your own kitchen, or do you use other tools, like an oversized fork, to serve your pasta? And, on the flip side, if you do have a pasta server, do you use it for anything else?
(Images: Williams-Sonoma; Le Creuset; Sagaform; Target)