Your kitchen rack probably houses a couple of colanders, each serving a unique function. But have you noticed that the sizes range from medium to extra-large, with no provision for small amounts of food? It’s for this reason that the Canned Food Colander exists and it is primed to help you with those minor draining tasks.
Unlike a regular colander, this mini colander drains, strains, and holds your food without causing a mess or wasting water. Its flexibility is attributed to food-grade silicone material which makes it suited for cans of different sizes. Each drop-shaped hole has a certain size allowing water to flow into and out of the jar without any food escaping from it.
A standard can is 73mm in diameter but this product can stretch to fit sizes that deviate slightly from this. It can sit on top of cans smaller than 73mm and can either be stretched or fit inside the brim of those larger than 73mm (or 20oz cans).
Don’t be fooled by the miniature look of this sieve. Besides draining canned foods, it can serve a range of other purposes. Here are a few uses we’ve discovered so far:
- You can use the colander to open lids on tough jars since its flexible.
- It can serve as a strainer to prevent food particles or grease from clogging your sink.
- Also functions as a basket for poaching eggs (the egg white can’t escape from the holes once it starts cooking).
- Equally works as an herb-infuser since silicone can handle really high temperatures. Simply put your herbs in the sieve and place it inside a pan of boiling water.
- Need to make a quick glass of juice? – Just put half a lemon or lime inside the colander and squeeze with your hand to catch the pulp and release all that juice.
Ensure you uncover other applications of our colander to get good value for your money. After use, place it in the dishwasher then let it dry in this Over The Sink Dish Rack.
Don’t be caught using a large colander to drain a small can of sweet corn after reading this. Instead, allow this Canned Food Colander to do the work and so much more for you.
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Colanders & Strainers
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Myron Burns –
One thing I’ve always disliked about opening a can of food has to be the murky looking water used for preservation. I usually have to drain it and sometimes that creates a mess with my methods. This tool has helped me avoid stressing about that and it gets all the liquid out in a pretty clean way.