I love cooking and kitchen gadgets. Some necessary some not. I have two colanders, one plastic and one metal. That is until I had the chance to review Bellemain Micro-perforated Stainless Steel 5-quart Colander.
The 5-quart size is perfect especially with holiday cooking on us. I have used this colander several times since receiving it.
When I first opened the box the first thing I thought was this looks like a professional colander. Other things I thought was how nice it looked, the great quality and just new that this would replace my other colanders.
This is the only colander we use now! Even my boyfriend has used only this one when he is cooking. He was partial to his plastic one so that is saying a lot that he only uses this one.
Product DescriptionNo more watching your spaghetti or rice slip through the holes. No slow or incompletely draining water. No worries about warping, scratching, rusting or tipping over. Whether you're boiling pasta, steaming vegetables or washing fruit, the Bellemain Stainless Steel Colander simply makes your life easier. Micro Holes Keep Tiny Grains from Falling Through
Less than 1/16" in diameter, the Bellemain's perforations prevent even cooked rice and orzo from going down the drain. And while you might think water would drain more quickly if the holes were larger, actually the opposite is true.
Closely Configured Holes Drain Water Faster
Why does water go through mesh strainers so fast? Because there is less solid surface to slow it down. That's the principle behind the Bellemain's mesh-style perforations. The entire bowl, from the bottom to the rim, is perforated, so there's nowhere for water to get trapped.
Solid Ring Base Won't Tip Over
The problem with colanders that have separate feet is that if one foot lands in the sink drain, the whole bowl tips over. The Bellemain's base is one solid circle of stainless steel that keeps the colander safely level. It also keeps your food elevated above the floor of the sink and whatever water hasn't yet gone down the drain.
Dishwasher Safe, 18/10 Stainless Steel
Every part of the Bellemain is solid, practically indestructible stainless steel, so you can expect many years of trouble-free performance. When you've finished draining your cooked or washed food, just throw it in the dishwasher. What could be easier!
I highly recommend this colander!!
This would also make a great gift! Pair it with some pasta, sauce, cheese and a dish towel or something and the person receiving this would be set to make a great meal!
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