Cooking pasta is going to be easier when you have the right tools in the kitchen. The Microwave Pasta Boat is a handy tool that lets you cook, serve, and store pasta. Just put pasta in it, add water to the serving line, and put it in the microwave oven. When done, use the strainer lid to drain out the water.
The pasta boat has stay-cool handles. You can use the steamer rack to steam potatoes or vegetables in your microwave. Not too expensive either.