colander colander  /ˈkɑ lən dər/


  • (n) bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods


  1. Toss the cucumber with a generous amount of salt and leave in a colander in the sink to wilt for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Place the eggplant halves cut side down on a rack set over a baking sheet, or in a colander.
  3. Tip the colander a bit and the fruit rests on the side without holes, for serving.


  • 7 clever uses for old colanders

    Colanders - also called strainers - offer especially excellent potential for creative repurposing.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX 6 News Birmingham

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