Boil and steam pasta and rinse the cooked pasta all with one piece of equipment. A commercial pasta cooker set usually includes a larger solid pasta pot, a strainer inset or pasta basket and a lid. Some larger pasta cookers might have multiple, sectioned perforated inserts that fit into the large pot. This breaks up large batches of pasta to make handling, rinsing and straining easier. Pasta cookers can be made of various materials, including aluminum and stainless steel. Some pasta cooker sets are also made induction-ready.