Easily Rinse and Filter Your Food
Strainers and colanders have an essential place for washing produce, preparing bountiful salads, and cooking noodle-based dishes. For all sorts of jobs, from straining angel hair spaghetti to washing bright bell peppers or delicate blueberries, a durable metal colander with a stand is a great investment. Another valuable purchase is a hand strainer with a fine mesh, used for washing grains, like rice, or pulses, like lentils, or for filtering the pulp out of a fruit smoothie.
HSN sells salad spinners for washing your greens, easily whisking away the water, then perfectly mixing in other bright veggies like tomato slices and carrot slivers
. Salad spinners may be multifunctional, with the slots for draining away water doubling as a guideline for chopping veggies
into even strips when flipped over.
Have you ever held the lid or a plate against a pot to strain out the extra water? If you don't spill, you might be left with excess water. Buy a clip-on strainer that attaches right to the edge of the pot and removes the need for straining trickery - what a great invention! If your kitchen storage is tight for space but you still want all the bells and whistles, you can even buy a collapsible colander made of plastic and rubber.