Straining your boiled veggies or washing them in a colander are basic steps that is involved in everyday cooking. It’s a good idea to invest in a strainer which is durable and sturdy. Otherwise, a flimsy strainer that can crack or break while straining can lead to an unnecessary mess and food wastage. Homesmiths ensures quality strainers in its kitchen tools & gadgets collection so that you can invest in the best product for your kitchen chores. Explore basket colanders, tea strainers, conical strainers, silicone collapsible funnels, boiler baskets, and clip-on strainers. Make sure that you strain your veggies completely after cleaning or while separating the boiled water.

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strainer is a practical kitchen item, and it has many uses. A kitchen needs different kinds of strainers. Use a stainless steel strainer while separating broth or straining the stock from veggies. A colander helps to clean your vegetables before cooking them. A conical strainer is useful for straining soups, sauces, stock, etc. A tea strainer helps in preventing bits of tea leaves from getting inside the tea. You can explore all kinds of strainers for your kitchen needs from Homesmiths. So go ahead, and pick up your perfect strainer!

What is the conical strainer called?

conical strainer is called a chinois or a China cap (because of its similarity with Chinese caps). It is characterized by extremely fine mesh and its conical shape with a wider top and tapered mouth. These kinds of strainers are used for liquid foods that require a thick or creamy consistency. It is used for straining purees, stocks, soups, sauces, custards, and similar foods that need a smooth texture. 

What is the difference between a colander and a strainer?

Colanders have large holes for draining the fluid and are bigger in size than strainers. While colanders are used for straining the liquid from the solid items, a strainer has a fine mesh, which captures small solid items. Colanders are shaped like a bowl or a basket and are big enough to be placed on your sink. Strainers have a handle to catch the solid particles. You will use a colander for washing vegetables or straining spaghetti or boiled vegetables. A strainer is used for straining tea, soups, stocks, and similar food items in the final stage of cooking. 

What is the best way to wash pesticides off fruits and vegetables?

The best way to wash harmful pesticides and chemicals from fruits and vegetables is by holding them inside a strainer or a colander under flowing water. This process has been found to be extremely effective in removing pesticides and toxic chemicals present on the surface of fruits and veggies. This process is better than soaking the produce for releasing the pesticides. Even washing with soap or detergent doesn’t remove as much pesticides as the process of washing them under flowing water does. It’s best to use plain water in this process for cleaning the fruits and vegetables. So next time, use the colander to thoroughly clean the fresh vegetables and fruits before cooking so that they are free from harmful chemicals. 

Make your prep work in the kitchen hassle-free with the right tools & gadgets! From a regular strainer to conical strainer, right down to a colander, we’ve got it all. Explore Homesmiths range of kitchen solutions today!