We all know pasta strainers are super handy when whipping up some perfectly al dente spaghetti for your bolognaise.

But it turns out you've probably been using the incredibly simple gadget incorrectly your entire life.

Twitter user Daibellaaa tweeted these three simple steps, which prove how a strainer is intended to be used.

According to Daibellaaa you are meant to put the strainer directly into the pot and simply tip the excess liquid out in the sink.

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Needless to say the internet are losing their minds over this seemingly new information.

You are welcome.

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