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good kitchen item
on 17 December 2011
I do like Kitchen Craft Products, I tend to find they are good value, cheery and well designed, and this Colander is not exception. I had long been looking for a solution to having to wash my metal colander by hand every time I used it so I was really pleased to spot this dishwasher safe Colander. I bought mine in bright pink, but it's also available in 5 other colours; blue, orange, red, purple and green, so you could practically have a whole rainbow if you wanted!
The Colander has a diameter of 24cm at the top and tapers to a 16cm wide base. There are two sturdy handles and the whole thing collapses down to about 5cm deep, saving space in my kitchen drawer. The whole thing is made of plastic and is part of the nylon colourworks range. I find it is big enough when not collapsed to accommodate even our family's generous portions of pasta - the capacity is 2.8 litres.
In use this is pretty good, although there are only holes at the bottom rather than on the sides as well which does seem a little strange at first, but it does seem to drain just as well as my more traditional colander and it's certainly practical being able to bung it in the dishwasher. This items comes with a five year guarantee, not something I am likely to use but it is testament to the quality of this item which seems to be well made for what it is, I've used it a lot an there is no cracking to the plastic or discolouring from the dishwasher. The only downside I can think of is that there is not "foot" to this item, so if you wanted to hygienically stand it in the sink whilst draining - not something that I like to do but that my husband when he cooks always seems to think is a good draining method - you can't. Actually thinking about it that's probably a good thing as it has put an end to our discussions as to whether that is good cooking practice for once and for all! Though this colander collapses easily for storage, it never has whilst in use, which is definitely a good thing.
All in all this is a good kitchen item that works well and certainly brightens up a dull job. It's not overly expensive and it saves space and on that basis I recommend it.