Sieve, strain, and drain ingredients after boiling or rinsing food clean.
High-quality colanders by ZWILLING
If you’re looking to kit out your kitchen with cookware accessories, the ZWILLING online store features an entire array of practical products for sieving, filtering and draining. As you’re likely to encounter tasks like these when making the majority of recipes, it makes sense to have a stock of colanders and food strainers in your cupboards. This category includes everything you need to separate solids from liquids, and much more.
Colanders, strainers and the like - why they should be staples in your kitchen
You don’t have to be a chef to know that cooking always involves filtering or draining something and that there are practical food strainers specifically designed for these tasks. Even whipping up a simple pasta dish requires a colander to drain off the water. Food strainers are intrinsic to many different activities performed in the kitchen, including baking, washing fruit or cooking rice.
Colanders by ZWILLING - high in quality and highly practical
Colanders by ZWILLING and DEMEYERE are a main feature in this category, being as practical as they are attractive. Not only do their useful handles make them easy to use, but they are also made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The holes in this stainless steel are particularly important, as these allow the water to drain off and your food to stay where you want it, in the colander.
No kitchen should be without a colander
A food strainer is a must-have piece of cookware. Store it in a safe place that’s easy to reach any time you need to drain pasta or rice or wash fruit, vegetables or salad. Our high-quality stainless steel colanders are ideal pieces of kit for washing or draining, but they can also be used as strainers or even bowls. They are also stackable and available in different sizes.
Which food strainer is right for me?
Different strainers lend themselves better to different groups of people, novices or professional chefs, regular or occasional users. If you’re looking for a colander for draining spaghetti every now and again, then a strainer with large holes is probably the one for you. If you need to strain things more often, we recommend getting several colanders in different sizes to go with your different pots and pans. Some pots even have a built-in strainer and smaller hand sieves are recommended for regular users working with flour and sugar.
Strainers & colanders - what else is there to know?
Size is an important factor when it comes to searching for the right strainer or colander, but different shapes also play their part too. Round colanders are used mostly when cooking as they’re best for sitting on top of pots and pans. Different shapes, such as square or pointed sieves, are used more for specialist tasks like straining sauces.
How big should the holes be?
The diameter of the holes on your colander or strainer depends on what you’d like to use it for. Small holes work well for soups or sauces whereas larger holes are better for washing food, draining or straining.
Buy colanders now on the online store
There’s a lot of information to take in when it comes to colanders and food strainers. We hope you’ve been able to sieve through the information, pick out what’s relevant to you and use it to find your perfect kitchen utensil.