The Original Fasta Pasta® is designed and manufactured in the United States. We ship within 3 business days.
Q. I’ve seen Fasta Pasta® advertised on Chinese websites or internet sites for much lower prices. Why?
A. The ‘Fasta Pasta’ they are selling is a fraud. They have copied our original design, manufactured it in China, and are now selling to unsuspecting companies and consumers in the US. They’ve even copied our packaging – right down to the inventors’ wife’s picture on the box! They are NOT made of FDA approved material. They are NOT BPA free. They are NOT ‘Made in the USA’. They are NOT Fasta Pasta®.
Q. How will I know that I am getting the Original Fasta Pasta® that is made in the USA?
A. The old adage – if it looks to good to be true, it probably is – is true. If you find Fasta Pasta selling for $4-6 dollars, it is likely to be the Chinese imitation. We urge you not to put you or your family’s health and safety at risk by purchasing these Chinese knock-offs. Purchase only from reputable companies. If you contact us at http://www.fastapastacooker.com/contact-us/ (please include website or the name and address of the store), we will be happy to let you know if you are purchasing the Original Fasta Pasta®.
Q. I’m concerned about the dangers of using plastic to cook in the microwave. Why is Fasta Pasta® safe?
A. The material used to manufacture Fasta Pasta® is really a polypropylene copolymer and surpasses FDA approval for contact with food in the microwave. It also surpasses the more stringent European specification for food contact while cooking. This is a special resin that will not leak gaseous toxins at high temperatures and classified by the FDA as approved for food contact while cooking. This material is more expensive than food storage plastics. Most plastic storage containers ARE NOT for microwave cooking. They are made of FDA approved plastic for FOOD CONTACT and intended to be used for storing food, not cooking.
Q. I’ve seen other microwaveable pasta cookers advertised. Why should I purchase Fasta Pasta® Microwave Cooker?
A. The ORIGINAL Fasta Pasta® is proudly Made in the USA. Most of the other pasta cookers are Made in China. The inventor of Fasta Pasta insists that it be manufactured in the USA so he can control the material being used. Support American made products!
Q. How do I cook vegetables or rice using Fasta Pasta®?
A. Cooking directions for many types of vegetables and rice can be found under the ‘Recipes’ tab on http://www.fastapastacooker.com/recipes/
Q. I don’t have a turntable on my microwave. Will my pasta still cook properly?
Q. Can I add salt or oil to cook pasta or vegetables?
Q. I want to cook more than four servings of pasta. Can I use 2 Fasta Pasta® cookers in the microwave?
A. Yes. Multiply the cooking times shown on the cooking chart by 1.5. For example, to cook 8 servings of spaghetti using 2 cookers, multiply the time for 4 servings shown on the chart by 1.5 (15 min. X 1.5 = 22.5 min.)
Q. Why did my Fasta Pasta® boil over?
A. The most common reason is the lid was on the cooker during cooking. Never cook with the lid on Fasta Pasta®. Another reason may be that too much water or pasta was added. Always follow the cooking chart instructions.
Q. My lasagna noodles stuck together. What can I do to prevent this?
A. Different textures, density, and brands of lasagna noodles can affect the quality of pasta cooked in Fasta Pasta®. Here are two suggestions that you might try to keep the noodles from sticking together:
1. Alternate the ridges of the lasagna to allow water to circulate around the noodles.
2. Add a small amount of olive or vegetable oil to the water before cooking.