I don't have the option of cooking pasta in a boiling pot on a burner of any sort. No open flames and even electric hot plates aren't an option.
Things that boil water, though, are okay. I have a water kettle that doesn't have an automatic shut off, but it is a pain to clean because the kettle doesn't detach from the electrical bottom. I can't put it in the sink.
I've been planning to buy one of those counter top rice cookers anyways, but I was hoping it was possible to make pasta in them as well. Do they actually reach a boil or are they just really hot? I realize I might not get fantastic pasta out of them, and I am okay with that.
If rice cookers won't work, does someone out there make a quality water kettle with no automatic shut off that detaches from the base?
Microwaves aren't an option. I have attempted pasta in the microwave before and am never impressed.