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Calypso Basics 5 Quart powder coated Colander, Red

4 out of 5 stars 220 customer reviews

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Product Description

Color: Red

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

Product Details

Color: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 11 x 6.5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000AZWSB4
  • Item model number: 88600
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,109 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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This is my third colander from this line. I also have:
Calypso Basics, 08703, 1-1/2 Quart powder coated Colander, Marina
(as well as a 1-quart version that is really too small to be useful for anything.)

There's a huge variation on the ratings of these colanders, and it seems to me there's a simple reason for this: You buy a pretty colander like this because you're a little bit silly and you like the color. If you want a colander that's going to last forever, buy a stainless steel colander.

The problem, I think, is heat. You shouldn't put enameled ANYTHING in a dishwasher, for example, because the enamel and the metal expand at different rates, and that leads to chipping. I would think that draining pasta would have less of an effect like this, but it might be similar, depending on how hot the water is. I use mine for rinsing vegetables and things like that, so I've never had the chipping problem. (My first one is now a year and a half old.)

These colanders have also impressed me in that I've dropped them from the place where I hang them (above my head) onto the very hard tile floor with no apparent damage.

So yeah, me, I'm silly and the color makes me happy, so I have these hanging next to a stainless steel colander which is the one I use for more serious things. But when I'm rinsing veggies, I grab these.

Oh, another thing to note: The holes on these are pretty good sized. I like that they drain better than my stainless steel colander. But some have complained that their spaghetti slips through, and yes, the holes are definitely big enough for that to happen.
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Color: Turquoise
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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Color: White
Although very charming looking and available in fabulous colors,this colander does not wear well. After about 9 mos of normal family kitchen use, the bottom is rusting out and the paint is peeling off (my stainless steel colander, on the other hand that I've had for 5 plus years, is still going strong with only some minor dents).If you are wanting/expecting to have a colander that will last-this isn't the product for you.
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Color: Azure Verified Purchase
This Colander is pretty, and nice if you just want to use it for decoration. However, I bought it to use and it has started rusting at some of the seams. I wash by hand, and dry immediately after. Very disappointed.
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Color: Turquoise
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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Color: White Verified Purchase
We built this new house and also decided to upgrade my kitchen utensils. This colander is sturdily built, a good design, and easy to clean. The only down side is that it does take up shelf space because it cannot be nested with anything else because of its enamel surface. A caveat: I've had this for a number of months now and it has started to RUST around the bottom....
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Color: White
This is painted metal, not enamel. As mentioned in another review, the paint starts to bubble and chip off with very mild wear. With all the worry about lead lately, I worry about using this painted (not enamel) cookware item.
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Color: Red
My boyfriend family has this colander. It awesome, very durable and of course the color is very bright but i like it. the only problem with it that over time the paint starts peeling off.
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