Mandatory Hack: The Genius Shortcut For When You Don’t Have a Colander to Drain Your Pasta

Being a man means finding the easiest way to do things incorrectly. Of course, that’s a fancy way of saying men are natural innovators. This is why you don’t need things like bed frames or colanders. Not because you’re lazy bachelors putting in the bare minimum. Of course not. You’re simply looking for more innovative ways of doing things, which is why today’s genius shortcut for dumping the hot water out of a pasta pot without a colander will change your life.

A colander is a pointless appliance you don’t need. That’s right. It’s a complete waste of your hard-earned money because your future partner will probably come with one. What you do need is this awesome hack from TikToker @juandemontrealoficial.

Image: @juandemontrealoficial (TikTok)

What You’ll Need

  • Boiling Pasta in a Pot
  • Pot Lid
  • Wooden Bamboo Skewer
  • Potholder

Boil your pasta of choice until it’s ready. Take a Wooden Bamboo Skewer and place it in the pot. Then put the lid on that pot. Using the potholder, grab your pot by the hands and take it to the sink. Hold the lid on and pour out the water in the same direction as the Skewer.

@juandemontrealoficialNo mas coladores ##Lifehack♬ sonido original – JuanDeMontreal (PakBambang)

The water should drain quickly, and easily without letting any pasta loose. A packet of 100 Wooden Bamboo Skewers runs about a dollar. But we bet you already have some in a back drawer from a failed attempt at BBQing last summer. Hey man, we’ve all been too drunk to play with fire. Hopefully, this year, you finally find some good use for them.