2. Don’t bother adding oil to the cooking water
You’re far from alone if you’ve always thought oil stops your pasta sticking together. Think about it; what happens when oil and water mix? They separate. Even if the water is boiling intensely, the oil will only float on top, which isn’t so great for the pasta down below. The best way to prevent the pasta sticking is to give it a good few stirs in the first few minutes of the cooking process, and every so often after that until it’s cooked.