Washing off your fruits and vegetables is harder than it seems. On the one hand, you need to remove the dirt and possible e.coli present in produce like unwashed lettuce and spinach. On the other hand, you really don’t want a salad that’s all soggy and wet from water, rather than your delicious dressing. Sound familiar?
For those who have struggled to find a balance between clean produce and dry salads, look no further than this definitive list of the top-ten colanders and strainers for cleaning – and drying – your produce. And for you pasta-heads out there, consider adding another water-drainer to your arsenal for Al Dente perfection.
We’ve sifted through the clutter and trimmed the best Amazon has to offer to bring you this amazing compilation. Eliminate your wet-salad worries and get to work on cleaning your veggies in the kitchen sink! These colanders and strainers are the best-in-class and among the most cherished items people keep in their kitchen cabinets. Go wild with these choices and get one for your produce today!
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Pour out unwanted liquid from tuna cans, beans, vegetables, and other canned goods with this colander by Prepworks! No more wrestling with the lid and accidentally dumping beans into the sink. With this amazing, brightly-colored can colander, you can minimize extraneous effort in the kitchen and keep on cooking!
Enjoy 5-quarts of straining heaven with this micro-perforated stainless steel colander from LiveFresh. Sturdy construction and classic design meet extra-close, small holes allowing for super-speedy drainage. Stops the small foods from falling through! You can’t go wrong with this incredible addition to your kitchen.
Pick up two collapsible colanders with this twin 2-quart set. Available in 5 colors (we prefer the bold, fire-engine red), this space-saving design is perfect for straining pasta, washing vegetables, rinsing greens, and just about anything you can run under the sink!
A sleek mesh basket outfits this stylish, modern, over-the-sink strainer ideal for washing produce and dumping out boiling liquids into the sink. Oval drying sieve fits most sinks. Features a non-slip rubber grip and stainless steel handles!
This amazing set includes 3 different-sized colanders that live inside each other like a Russian doll. Go big, go small, or go just right with this versatile silicone kitchen strainer set.
This is the original and one-of-a-kind Snap N Strain developed by Kitchen Gizmo! This signature, universal clip attaches to all styles of pots and pans giving you the ability to strain pasta and rinse vegetables no matter what you have in the cupboard. 1/4 the size of a traditional colander, which makes this puppy easy to store for sure!
OXO’s sleek, svelte design features wave-shaped slits that promote optimal water flow and coverage under the sink. Dishwasher safe and can support boiling and chilling water alike. Dump a pound of pasta in this bad boy – you won’t regret it!
Pure stainless steel colanders in three different sizes make this chef’s set a serious must-buy for any aspiring kitchen connoisseur. Small, dense holes mean faster drainage…when you factor in the small, medium, and large strainer sizes, you’ve got yourself a custom colander set every time!
Simplicity is arguable the most beautiful aesthetic quality. Step back in time with this premium stainless steel mesh colander. Easy to hold or rest on your sink, this sturdy twilled mesh is tough and maintains its weave for even the smallest of foods…(we’re looking at you, quinoa).
BPA-free and eco-friendly, this collapsible colander set will save kitchen space while offering dynamic draining whether over a sink or standalone on the countertop. Rinse your leafy greens, fruits, and fresh vegetables with this 2-piece set!