pasta doubles in volume when cooked so dont put too much in. 1 cup dry will make 2 cups cooked .
Add water to cover the pasta plus about a centimetre above the pasta (you can do al dente pasta by just covering the pasta, its a trial and error to how you like it) ((cos its PASTA))
You can add a small bit of salt if you want. I dont .
And because it foams when cooking you should add couple of teaspoons of oil of your choice. That'll stop the foaming .
Lid on. Set cooking .
Couple of stirs while cooking keeps it separated .
Also try not let it go to warm setting else itll brown on the bottom.
No big pots of water. Cheaper to cook , seriously AND doesnt make the kitchen like a sauna (great in summer, well anytime really) . And theres no draining needed either. Very handy .