Strainers. The foundation of modern cooking. The base upon which all fine cuisine is built. The tool that freed modern man from cooking over an open fire. The thing that elevated us from hunter gatherer’s to modern man.
Ok, so maybe strainers aren’t the modern equivalents of the messiah, but they are an important tool in the kitchen. If you don’t want watery pasta, you need a strainer. If you don’t want weird chunks and bits in your chicken stock, you need a strainer. If you don’t want lumps in your gravy, you need a strainer. Need to sift some flour for that light and airy cake you are making? Then you need a strainer. Need to steam some veggies but don’t have a steamer basket? Then you need a strainer. Want to make homemade baby food? Then you need a strainer. Need an impromptu sandbox toy? Then you will probably need a replacement strainer. Kids can be hard on their sandbox toys. And picking sand out of a strainer so you can strain your pasta can be a real pain (not that I know from experience of course, that’s never happened to me). Unless you like sandy pasta, in that case you only need one strainer. And if you happen to have a cat roaming the neighborhood, then you almost certainly need a replacement strainer after the sandbox…I’m just sayin. You know what I’m sayin? So the next time you need a strainer, you should check out Bellemain. Their strainers can handle all of your kitchen needs, and their inexpensive enough for when someone uses them for something a little outside the box, especially ones with sand.
ABOUT BELLEMAIN STAINLESS STEEL MESH STRAINERS
This versatile trio is able to handle just about any type or size of sieving job in the kitchen. The fine mesh works with most liquid and dry ingredients.
The set of three with graduated sizes fit a variety of containers. This allows maximum straining efficiency by choosing the size that is right for the task. The smallest (3-1/8”) fits a large mug; perfect for pouring loose leaf teas. The medium strainer (5-1/2”) is great for washing grains, straining sauces, and other small batch jobs. The large strainer (7-7/8”) is able to sift flour, wash fruits, and drain pasta. The three sizes nest together providing space-saving storage.
Hands-free straining thanks to the sturdy loop opposite the handle. Rest the strainer on a bowl or pot while adding other ingredients such as lemon juice. The loop also proves helpful, as a hanging hook, when the strainer is not in use.
Bellemain Strainers are made of strong, dishwasher-safe stainless steel. A solid rim band anchors the mesh as well as the handle and loop, so there are no worries about the pieces coming apart under pressure.