totally awesome tool: mini strainer

June 8th, 2011

Sometimes I get a new kitchen tool or gadget that is life changing… this super simple mini strainer is one of those tools.

I’m always experimenting with syrups, infusions and cocktails, which means I strain stuff a lot. This mini strainer is the perfect size to fit over a wide-mouth ball jar or a glass plus its funnel shaped at the bottom, so even if the jar I’m straining into isn’t the same size as the strainer, I’m assured that all the liquid will pour into the glass. Let me tell you, one less dish to clean—since I can strain directly into the jar I’ll be storing my creation in—and one less mess—I don’t even want to get into the disasters that I can create—is a bonus in my book. Plus, for less than $10, it’s just plain silly not to have one.

Comments: 3 Total

  1. sarah

    June 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    funny, I’m not into gadgets but i JUST bought one of these today, for $1.99. last night i made a huge mess trying to strain hot milk into a wide mouth jar using a big mesh strainer… the milk film hit the strainer where the jar mouth was and the milk went everywhere BUT into the jar…

  2. lo

    June 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve TOTALLY been thinking about buying one of these, but keep talking myself out of it. Now that you’ve completely sold me on its versatility (and thanks to Sarah, who completely reminded me of one of my worst experiences with a larger strainer), i think I’m just going to cave. :)

  3. keishua

    June 10, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I have a mini-strainer, too. Love it. I like miniature things because they are less cumbersome.

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