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Tovolo Stainless Steel Perforated Colander - Large

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  • High quality stainless steel won't rust or dent; dishwasher safe
  • Fine holes and footed bottom design allows for fast and efficient drainage without food escaping or colander sitting on sink bottom
  • Available in 3 sizes (with diameters 8, 9 and 10 inches) that nest together for compact storage
  • Side handles make for easy handling
  • Measures 10 x 10 x 5 inches
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Product Description

Size: Large

This Tovolo Large Stainless Steel Colander allows for draining noodles, vegetables and other foods quickly and efficiently, with quality and durability that far surpasses the mesh variety. Made from high quality stainless steel, this footed colander won’t rust, warp or bend. Available in three sizes, all dishwasher safe. Dimensions: 10" x 10" x 5"

Product Details

Size: Large
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 10 x 4.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000O1DMAU
  • Item model number: 80-5102
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,741 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

Seems well enough made and should last a long time.
August West
If you buy this product, examine it upon receipt and no doubt you will escape my disappointments.
R. Daly
Things get stuck under the ridge and don't just rinse right out.
Jiaoanna

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

193 of 199 people found the following review helpful By NecrJoe on August 5, 2009
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
I bought it because of a segment on America's Test Kitchen where they say that this type of colander is their favorite: finely perforated metal, rather than plastic or mesh.

The strainer works really well. It is great for rice, Israeli couscous and angel hair and aborio pasta.

There are a couple issues I have:
1) The inside is smooth and easy to clean. The outside feels like a microplane and it's just shredding my sponges.
2) The base right should also have slots of holes, because otherwise the bottom fills in with water...or...if you put the colander over the drain, the ring blocks the water outside the ring from going down the drain and then the sink fills up. Probably not a big deal for people with nice new stainless steel sinks, but I've got an old stained ceramic sink. It's also the sink we use for rinsing the floor mop and paint brushes...I don't like food coming in contact with the sink, and that includes strained food soaking in sitting water in the sink.
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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Katsat on April 27, 2009
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
This colander works just as advertised. Drains perfectly, all stainless steel, well designed, easy to clean. One note of clarification, however: the 12.9" width includes the handles, so the colander itself is actually 10" wide.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Joan E. Wyjack on February 2, 2009
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
I have had this in my sink every single day since it showed up in the mail. It is the most useful piece of equipment I have and so easy to wash!
The basket is sturdy enough for even heavy things like potatoes but has small enough holes that angel hair pasta does not shimmy through.
It is a beautiful piece!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Daly on November 17, 2010
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
I chose this colander because I thought it was the one Cooks' Illustrated recommends (a commenter corrected me -- thanks!). I've had it for about six months now, but didn't start using it right away as I was in the middle of getting married and moving. By the time I did, it was too late to return it, or I certainly would have -- I wish I would have inspected it carefully in the first place.

PRO:
1) Yes, it drains exceptionally well, as others have described. In that way, it is far superior to any other colander I've had. Hence the two stars.

CONS:
1) Yes, the bottom stand traps water, which is annoying but not really a big deal. I put it halfway over the center drain in my sink, and that works well unless it slides to the middle when I pour pasta, etc., into it.

2) I'm not sure why others have described it as "sturdy." It's lighter than any other colander I've had -- though I don't suppose you want a colander to be heavy -- and the handles (and stand) are just pressed into the perforated metal of the bowl, not riveted or anything. They seem flimsy to me, and I expect they will snap off at some point, just hopefully not when I'm picking up a colander-full of hot pasta. As I recall, CI had trouble with the handles coming off in the dishwasher, so that's worth knowing (I always wash mine by hand).

3) The stand on mine was attached off-center, so the bowl part is always crooked -- also annoying, but again, not a big deal. But for the price, you would think they could get it straight.

4) Most irritatingly, mine has a double ring of light rust stains, about two inches wide, on the outside. It CAME that way.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By David L. Morgan on July 10, 2009
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
I've had this now for about a month. One thing I noticed right away was it's stability in my dishpan and the lack of back splash when pouring boiling pasta into it. My old strainer was constantly burning me with back splash. This has almost none. I love it. Easy to store in a dutch oven and works as advertised. As far as durability time will tell but it seems well built.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. Karon on September 3, 2007
Size Name: Medium
Ok I love the tiny holes so that I don't worry about shaking the spaghetti out of the colander. The problem are the handles. While this is meant to sit in the sink and you don't "have" to hold it, at times I do "need" to. The handles are very thing and you have to brace a finger or two against the side of the colander where the hot food is in order to hold it upright. You can't just grasp the handle and hold it straight. So, I am disappointed in that aspect and would not purchase it again for this reason. Also, I think the bottom of the inside could be a little more rounded. The liquid tends to pool around the rather wide are the colander is attached to the base. So when I tip it to release the liquid, I risk losing some pasta if I have made a big batch. Using this for pasta was my main reason for purchasing it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Moss on January 10, 2011
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
After my plastic colander wore out (over several years) I thought I would buy a durable metal one that wouldn't wear out. The handle came off after about 3 uses.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By August West on April 21, 2013
Size Name: Large Verified Purchase
A nice stainless colander that drains very well due to the large number of holes. Seems well enough made and should last a long time. Even the largest size is smaller than my old colander which is fine for my uses but if you need to drain large quantities of food you might have split it up into two batches.

It has been noted in these reviews the outer surface is like a microplane which I found to be the case also. A quick and easy fix is to hit the outside surface with a scotch-brite pad or some fine sandpaper to remove the burr from the punched holes. I did this when the colander arrived and in a minute or two the outside was as smooth as the inside. Down rated to four stars because I feel the end customer shouldn't have to do the final de-burring. Still, I am happy with the product and end results.
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