The hardest thing in cooking pasta and fresh vegetables is straining the water out at the end. You have to ether try to pour out a hot pot full of steaming boiling water with one hand while holding back your noodles with the other, or grab a colander that you must pour your pot into. What a mess, and now you have 2 items to clean!
Now with the Snap Strainer and Colander you can easily drain all your food with both hands by simply snapping the Snap Strainer onto the edge of your pot and gently pour the water out. No more fumbling around or slow, awkward maneuvering trying to fix your meals.
The Snap Strainer is a top-quality, heat-resistant, silicone colander that is is the newest, most practical way to get your food strained thoroughly, dumping any food into your sink. It is flexible enough to fit onto practically any pot, pan, or bowl as it as snaps on neatly with two easy to use clips. The clips' strong grip keeps the colander firmly attached as you tilt your pot over a sink or bowl. Watch the Snap Strainer work its magic as every bit of liquid is poured out while your food remains completely in the pot!
Innovative and Versatile: Designed with a built in spout to easily remove excess water. Snaps onto nearly all pots, pans, and bowls, big and small. Attaches easily with only two clips.
Safe and Durable: Completely BPA free and dishwasher safe. Made from top-quality silicone with the durability to last for many years. Will easily handle straining heavier foods like potatoes.
Practical and Effective: It's easy to use, and strong-grip clips will keep it in place, allowing you to grip the pot or pan with both hands while straining, eliminating awkward spills.
Compact and Saves Space: Does not take up a lot of space and is easy to store
Recommended uses: Vegetables, Potatoes, Pasta and more
I was about to purchase new lids for all my pots - the lids that have straining holes down the side. Very expensive. Then I saw this and took a chance. LOVE IT! Yea, it's a little cumbersome hooking it onto some of my smaller pots. But on mixing bowls and bigger pots, it's a great way to strain out all the liquid. Soft plastic is to pliable and wraps right around the curve of almost anything.... except the really small pots. And I love the color!! What a fun, ingenious product.
I bought this one as a gift, but I also own this exact one and it works beautifully. It's a little harder to get it to clip to pot/pans that have a lip. I have high end pot and pans so they are thick and they all have lips but it will work on them it just takes a couple seconds longer to clip. Even easier with pots/pans with no lip. It does work on a variety of pot sizes. I am very happy with it. The best thing of all is it stores easily in my utensil drawer and takes up little space.
I cannot say enough good about this strainer. It fits all my pots from small to huge, even frying pans! I have strainers, colondars, every kind of lid converter...........This strainer is the best ever. When the pot is too heavy for me to hold to drain off the water, with this I can still hold on with both hands, and then when it is mostly drained, I set the pot in the sink to continue to drain (fidigity pastas) Washes up like a dream, or toss in the dishwasher. I do not know how I lived without this strainer. Now I can get rid of probably 20 items out of my kitchens!
If i could give 4.5 stars I would. My only gripe is that with larger pots of pasta it is a bit of a balancing game to dump the water without some pasta jumping over the top. It it were just a little taller, or U shaped so that the edges are taller than the center (since the edges seem to be the source of most the jumpers), it would be perfect.
Still it hold one really well, and I haven't burned any fingers since I got it. Before this I went back and forth between a colander (large and yet easy to miss in the bottom of the sink) and a strainer I'd hold against the pot and occasionally cook my fingertips.
I think the best part is that I can distance myself from the pot a little more than other methods which allows me to keep my eyesight which is otherwise occluded by foggy glasses lenses.
Haven't had time to use it yet, so will add more later. It arrived quickly and was well-packed. The only instructions were a scant 1-2-3 with picture on the box, but nothing more inside. Got the strainer with some difficulty by using the pictures on the box. A little hard for older people and those with arthritis, but will be hugely useful once it's mastered.
LATER: This is so handy! No food sliding over the edge of the pan, no steam hitting you in the face, and perfectly drained pasta, or meat, or whatever. A great buy and I"m glad I have it. One caveat, though:The clips that go on the edge of the pan might work hard for someone with arthritis,
I own about 5 colanders, perhaps more and find it irritating that they take up so much room. I bought this Gizmo and am considering making a drop off of my 5 colanders to Goodwill. This Gizmo is easily clamped to the side of the pot without burning my fingers. Sometimes a potato or two may fall out, but if poured slowly, my loss is insignificant. Gizmo is small, easy to remove and dishwasher safe. I may keep one or two of my current colanders, but I'm definitely getting one for our RV.
This is the best kitchen gadget i've purchased in a long time! I've tried it on several sized pots and pans and it's worked great each time. The first time i used it, I did tip the pan too fast and lost a couple of ravoli, so start draining your water slowly then when its almost out, tilt your pan more to get the remaining water out to avoid the issue of having food spill out with the water. Its so much easier than a traditional colander!! Even my skeptical husband loves it now. I've used it with Pasta, rice and even to drain grease out of meat-- works great each time! We use it so much that we recently bought more as gifts for family and friends because it's become our go-to item. I use it nearly everyday and it's holding up great.
After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I search for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of spoon to keep it at bay works well.
This worked so well for draining beef grease from my large 12" fry pan. There was no leaking what so ever like I was afraid of. It poured perfectly into a small cup. I also used it to drain hot water from boiling noodles for the same dinner!
I had tried everything to drain fat, from spooning it out, turkey bastering it, and most recently trying to scoop it out and pat it dry. This is a lifesaver! I cannot wait to use it again
This product is fantastic. I used it to drain my spaghetti meat first and then popped it off one pan and put it on the water/noodles and it held up nicely while I dumped the water into the sink.
One thing to note - it may not fit all kinds of pans well. My teal pan has a bit of a lip and the part you squeeze on the clip attachment was slightly difficult to get settled, there isn't a lot of room or give when you squeeze to attach it. It did work and I'm adding this item to my list as a great idea for future gifts to family/friends.