You’ll Never Eat Overcooked Pasta Again With This Tool That Sings Different Songs While Your Pasta Cooks

Everyone has their own rule of thumb they follow when it comes to cooking pasta because, let’s face it, although it’s filling and delicious in all of its forms, there’s nothing worse than overcooked pasta. Ditch the instructions on the box—with this “Al Dente” pasta timer you can make the perfect meal and be serenaded in the process.



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a sign over a fire hydrant: Al Dente - The Singing Floating Pasta Timer: Will Sing Different Tunes when Pasta is Ready at 3, 7, 9, and 11 Minutes, to be Boiled with any Pasta in the Pot, Floats in Cold & Hot Boiling Water


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Al Dente – The Singing Floating Pasta Timer: Will Sing Different Tunes when Pasta is Ready at 3, 7, 9, and 11 Minutes, to be Boiled with any Pasta in the Pot, Floats in Cold & Hot Boiling Water

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The Al Dente timer is heat-proof and is meant to be put in the boiling hot water pot with whatever pasta you’re using. It will float in the water and sing different songs to signal how long the pasta has been cooking. At three minutes, he’ll sing “That’s Amore” which is a good benchmark for thinner pastas like Angel hair. Next, at seven minutes, he’ll belt out the Godfather theme song which is good timing for tagliatelle noodles.

For spaghetti, which should be boiled for about nine minutes, the timer will play “Tarantella Napoletana” and, finally, at 11 minutes, Al Dente will play “Prisoner’s Choir.” The handy tool is available for $25 on Amazon Prime right now, and reviews say that it does help people cook their pasta so that they don’t have to worry about setting a timer on their phone or keeping an eye on the clock.

Gadgets like these are increasingly popular as people are spending more time at home experimenting with cooking, and any way the learning curve for cooking time can be improved is worthwhile. If you can get a pasta timer that will sing Italian classics for you in the kitchen, what more could you ever need?

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‘Full House’ cast sings about golden retrievers in music video for National Dog Week

Golden retrievers are amazing. Not only are they regularly one of the most popular dogs in America, they can give hugs, fetch Chick-fil-A and offer comfort to firefighters.

So it’s no surprise to us that the folks at “Full House” fully respect the lovable canines!

In honor of National Dog Week, “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin partnered with Petsmart Charities and the show’s stars to release the song “Gotta Love a Golden,” along with a sweet video designed to raise awareness about animal homelessness.

In the video, Franklin’s two goldens, Woody and Lola, are shown frolicking with their owner around the house and backyard. We also get to see cast members John Stamos, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and Dave Coulier crooning along (or playing bongos, in Stamos’ case) to the bouncy song, written by Franklin himself. (Franklin is the main singer but the full performance credit goes to the Full Dog-House.)

At the end of the video, Franklin sits with one pooch and gives a shoutout to all the dogs who don’t have loving homes, urging folks to donate at PetSmartCharities.org. You can buy the song at that link, and all proceeds will go to the charity.

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Longtime “Full House” fans know that golden retrievers were critical cast members on both the original series and the “Fuller House” reboot, which ended after five seasons in June.

“As the proud owner of two awesome golden retrievers, I know firsthand how important the consistent comfort and unconditional love that a pet can provide,” Franklin said in a statement. “My lifelong love affair with Goldens inspired me to make them the official Tanner family pets. Comet on ‘Full House’ and Cosmo on ‘Fuller House’ brought their warmth and humor to the set every day and found a home in the hearts of all those that watched.”

Woody and Lola, Jeff Franklin's dogs, are in the spotlight! (Jeff Franklin / YouTube)
Woody and Lola, Jeff Franklin’s dogs, are in the spotlight! (Jeff Franklin / YouTube)

And, he added, “Creating forever homes for our pets continues to be one of my life missions, making this partnership with Petsmart Charities a passion project for me.”

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