I love kitchen gadgets. Big, small, red, green, electric, manual, useful, not so useful. Okay, maybe not the not so useful. Not so useful kitchen gadgets are not that useful. I prefer useful. When it comes to kitchen gadgets I’ve got them all, peelers and scrapers and scissors and slicers and dicers and mashers and mixers and knives and cutting boards. Did I say I have them all? I don’t use any of them because the hubby cooks and I don’t (at least not very good yet), but they’re still mine.
One of the most useful and surprisingly versatile kitchen gadgets is the noble strainer. I know you are now thinking “has she gone nuts?” But seriously, what do you do with your knife? You cut things. Can opener? Open cans. Toaster? Toast things. What can you do with a strainer? You can strain broth (that’s soup for those of you that don’t know; just without any meat or veggies or noodles). A strainer allows you to strain the lumps out of your gravy (assuming you like gravy). I don’t recommend straining the lumps out of your mashed potatoes however. I mean you can do it, but you need to have forearms like Popeye in order to get anything.
This strainer is perfect for everyday use and has replaced the humongous strainer we received when we got married. Since when does a family of three need a strainer big enough to strain for fifty? Anyway ….
ABOUT THE MESH STRAINER
Simple, lightweight, and durable
Fits in drawer or hangs from kitchen hooks
Two hinges for sturdy use over bowls, pots, and pans