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Calypso Basics 5 Quart powder coated Colander, Turquoise

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The Calypso Basics line in an outstanding selection of colors to brighten any kitchen while using practical kitchen tools. This turquoise powder coated 5 quart colander in the right size for larger gatherings, fruit basket or just as decoration.


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  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 11 x 6.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000AZGR3E
  • Item model number: 88702
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,762 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Rain on September 28, 2010
The colander is attractive, and if used as a fruit bowl or only occasionally it's probably fine. But using it to cook with on a near-daily basis, it's gotten rusty and the enamel has worn off around many of the holes. The pattern of drainholes is also not 100% ideal (would work better if there were drainholes closer to the bottom on the sides).
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tara DeMaderios on February 15, 2008
I really love the size, shape, and weight of the colander. It is also a beautiful color, and it drains well. I do, however, have one complaint. The enamel tends to wear off at points where it is welded and then those spots rust. It happened the second day I had my first one and I had to get a replacement, it is starting to happen with the second one also. Thankfully, it is just at the bottom where no one can really see and I love it otherwise, so I will keep it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Rob on July 6, 2014
I'm not going to go into how good it looks or well it works. All you need to know is that this ought to be called THE POWDER BLUE RUST BUCKET. No matter how well u dry it, it WILL rust after three months of routine use. After six months, there is more rust than blue. Do yourself a favor and save your money. I wish I could send it back but it's too late. I'm ordering a plastic one instead and recycling this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BeeDee on October 24, 2014
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As beautiful as this colander is, it's just not conducive to kitchen life. As decor or as a fruit bowl it may work just fine, but not if it gets anywhere near water. You can dry it off perfectly, but ultimately it will rust. The problem is the metal lip around the top. It holds water underneath and slowly leaks out and causes the colander to rust. The enamel coating (I should know this by now) also will not last. Mine started chipping, even though I hand washed it, within a couple of months. I haven't thrown it away yet because it is pretty, but I haven't used it in a while and it's only a matter of time before I toss it. If you're considering purchase it, I would honestly look elsewhere. A stainless steel or BPA free option would be much a better option.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NB on April 6, 2014
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I purchased this colander to use as a fruit bowl on my counter. Like other reviewers have stated, I don't think it would hold up long if you used it for straining things after cooking. The nooks and crannies where the base meets the bowl would probably be too difficult to clean, and it seems like the color might wear off quickly if it was constantly washed. That said, it's a perfect accent piece. It's solid and sturdy, and the color is gorgeous and fresh. The 5 quart size is perfect to hold a large number of bananas and apples on the counter top.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Bell on June 3, 2015
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I bought this colander in February of 2015 for my wife, who loved how it looked. Unfortunately that's all the good I have to say about it. It is now the beginning of June, 2015 and the colander is rusting where the bowl meets the stand. No idea why it's so highly rated, as it's garbage. Do not buy this colander unless you like wasting your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Joyce on January 31, 2015
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I loved the color of this and was excited to finally own a sturdy colander. I had hoped this would be as sturdy as the one I grew up using in my grandma's house. Nope. It was not to be. After only a few uses I noticed rust starting around some of the holes and some of the paint chipping away from the side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By d on May 10, 2014
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I bought a larger size and this smaller one. I am glad I got both. More water than you'd like pool in the bottom. More holes along the bottom, maybe another row or two would push this to a 5 star rating.
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