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VINE VOICEon May 2, 2013
A colander with a handle is such a simple idea...and such a good one. You can rinse your fruits and veggies and only need one hand to hold the thingy, leaving the other free to turn the tap on and off, wave at a neighbor through the kitchen window, shoo the cat, or whatever you like. There is another handle...the usual little grip-style, on the opposite side, so when you're dealing with something heavy, like when draining a big bunch of cooked pasta, you can use two hands for added stability.

The colander has a nice wide ring base, so it won't tilt if you place it in the sink. How frustrating is it to watch a portion of spaghetti or those expensive out of season blueberries toddle down the drain when your draining or rinsing!

The ExcelSteel Colander is nice looking too. If you have one of those kitchen racks, you could certainly mount this there. The handle does mean it takes up a little more storage room than the ordinary short handled variety, but that's a small price to pay for the added convenience.

Speaking of small prices, that $17.17 price tag for the 3 quart size isn't exactly tiny. For some reason the 5-quart version is, as of this writing, about $4 cheaper, at a bargain price of $13.47. The 3 quart is fine for my purposes, but I cook for one or two most of the time. But if you want the most bang for your buck, or have a larger group sitting around your kitchen table, opting for the bigger and less expensive version makes sense. It's not so much bigger that it's going pose a greater storage problem.

My grandmother, who came from Poland, spoke very little English. When her colander broke, she trudged to the store and, not seeing what she needed, asked the man for a "Noodle Stop, Water Go." He figured it out.
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on October 25, 2011
The Stainless Steel Colander arrived one day earlier and it is not a delicate one either. It definitly has muscle. Meaning. You don't have to baby it when washing it in the kitchen sink. Have you noticed how the other colanders that claim tto be stainless they tend to rust. So far i've been lucky. The colander has a round base ideal for placing it in the sink.
The best feature of this colander is that, the thing has holes and no elongated openings just holes and fettuccini,linguine,spaghetti and vermicelli won't go through the holes and there's no elongated openings.
Go on, Get one! "It'll do yourself good".
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on March 3, 2017
Truly the deepest colander I have ever purchased. No more spilling half my pasta down the sink! I should have invested in this high quality stainless steel colander YEARS AGO. High quality. Sturdy bottom so you don't have to worry about it tipping over. Now I have a colander to match my appliances/kitchen. I can't wait to use it!
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on March 30, 2017
For something that's sole purpose is to drain water, the holes are placed kind of funny and it really doesn't drain all the water very well! Most of the water, just not all of it. A little pool collects at the bottom. It's a weird issue to have considering it's only function should be to drain water....
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on December 5, 2017
It is a great size and very sturdy. It doesn't, however, drain well at all. The holes in the center are ONLY in the very center of a flat bottomed area and water holds on the edges. I have to remember to tilt it to get it to drain all the way.
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on July 5, 2017
This strainer is a little more cheaply made than I expected. The bottom of it is a bit warped and it flexes/pops when you put something of any weight inside. For the price I wasn't expecting amazing quality but I did expect it to sit levelly on my counter.
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on October 24, 2017
Our old mesh-type strainer was driving my wife nuts when we would clean it. This strainer is the bomb! Built like a tank. Easy to use, easy to clean!
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on August 18, 2017
There's was always water left at the bottom. It didn't drain well. Fortunately Amazon provided a refund.
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on January 20, 2014
The small made in India sticker comes off easily, but there is a large sticker in the base of the bowl that of course tears into a thousand little pieces, blocking the holes of the colander and leaving residue. I'm sure if I had rubbing alcohol I could take it off, but I didn't think to buy the two products together.
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on November 24, 2017
Very solid strainer. Great for all types of pasta, fruits and vegetables or to wear while worshiping the one true God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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