Drain without a strain

The Silicone Pot Drainer from Trudeau is a fast way to drain big pots with no mess.

The Silicone Pot Drainer Cooking.com

I have to admit that half the time I make pasta, I don't bother to pull out the colander and strain my noodles. I'll try to pour the water out without losing too much pasta, maybe holding it back with a spoon I already happen to have out. I don't want to dirty another dish and I don't want to have to root around in the cabinet to find the colander. Trudeau's Silicone Pot Drainer offers a compromise: using it still requires dirtying another dish, but it's easy to store and cleaning it is just a matter or tossing it in the dishwasher. Even better, the drainer won't take up half the dishwasher in the process.

The Silicone Pot Drainer is heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, beyond what's typically necessary for a pot of pasta. It's not limited to using only with pasta, of course; the drainer's holes are small enough to keep vegetables and other foods in the pot while you drain a pot. It's also large enough to use with your bigger pots, fitting 3-quart pots and even larger. The drainer is made entirely from silicone and is available in red. The Silicone Pot Drainer is priced at $12.95.

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    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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