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Calypso Basics 5 Quart powder coated Colander, Red

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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)
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  • ASIN: B000AZWSB4
  • Item model number: 88600
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,258 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mainiac on March 13, 2010
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Katharina Ritter on May 21, 2013
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frank on March 13, 2014
Color: Red Verified Purchase
We purchased this to replace a 6 year old red colander that was dented. This Reston Lloyd colander looks great out of the box, but within 4 months it started to show signs of failure. The paint began to blister, first around the inside of the base then along the exterior of the colander. Within6 months the finish began to blister on the interior of the colander as well. In addition, this colander drains poorly because it has a flat bottom, not a rounded one. In short, it's ok if you don't intend to use it as a colander....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jojo on August 4, 2012
Color: Red Verified Purchase
The handles of my previous enamel colander had broken so I bought this one to replace it. This one looks great and the handles seem very sturdy. The enamel finish is smooth, glossy, and durable. It's so pretty I almost hate using it for what it's designed for. If it's not being used I use it as a fruit bowl on my kitchen counter. Very happy with this purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By magnolia on April 23, 2011
Color: Red Verified Purchase
Beautiful splash of color in a very utilitarian kitchen tool. Bigger than I thought I was ordering but that's okay. It holds colorful fruit between uses.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on December 7, 2013
Color: Red Verified Purchase
The slotted holes are very large and smaller pasta or vegetables can fall through the holes. I wish the colander had more frequent and smaller holes. I would not purchase this item again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. hansen on August 10, 2007
Color: Ice Blue
I bought this to cordinate with our brown/blue/cream/silver kitchen. I chose Ice blue and was pleased with the contemperary color. I had concerns with it fitting in our small double sink, but no worries. purfect fit
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Brodsky on December 4, 2011
Color: Red Verified Purchase
This replaces my beloved red colander of over 40 years; it is perfect! I am using it daily in my kitchen.
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