Don’t strain yourself out
An important addition to any home kitchen is a colander or two. Not only are they almost a necessity in making many types of food, they also make some tasks easier. No more using a spoon and tilting a bowl, trying to make sure you don’t spill any of the solids – with colanders, you can take some of the frustrating parts out of your cooking experience.
Strainers are typically made from extremely light materials, such as aluminum and stainless steel, allowing them to be quite convenient to store and use. Enamel colanders are also a very useful tool. They are some of the most durable strainers around, good for many dishes.
Holding a strainer and the other bowl can sometimes get a little awkward, especially if you’re preparing a large meal. Sink colanders relieve you of this burden by letting you focus on the bowl and letting the sink colander do the rest. Why bother tiring yourself out by dealing with the strainer and other bowls over and over?
When trying to decide which colander you will need for your kitchen, keep in mind what you will mainly be using it for. If you are going to be using it often and for large dishes, you will need a larger strainer (or even a sink colander) to prevent you from becoming overworked. But if you are only going to use it once in a while for smaller jobs, then all you need is a small strainer.
Be sure to weigh this against prices as well, since you would not want to spend too much money on a colander you are only going to rarely use. Keep in mind any possible circumstances in which you might need a colander (a large number of guests, for example), while still aiming for an affordable price.
Once you have made your decision, do some smart shopping and look for any customer reviews of the brand. Keep in mind that not all customer reviews can be taken at face value, but it’s good to get some opinions on the product. Several stores have opened in recent years that only retail kitchen utensils and kitchen gadgets - so do some brand comparisons there as well. In the end, it’s your choice.