The goal for the automatic pasta maker is to allow for multitasking in the kitchen. The user can load the cooker up and leave the room unattended while the unit fully prepares the pasta to the preset time. With the mechanically rotating stir stick, the unit is sure to stir the pasta evenly. the plastic strainer fits into its stainless steel counterpart with a two part slide and snap motion. This feature locks the strainer in place, preventing it from coming out while in use the lid rests naturally atop the stainless steel sauce chamber. A hole is left open in the corner meant to help with ventilation, as well as to create an easy pour spout from which to serve the sauce.