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A Brief Guide to Kitchen Sink Strainers

Consumers wishing to purchase kitchen strainers have several choices that fit many tastes and budgets. And with today’s line of well made and reasonably priced brands available everywhere, consumers can also get a fantastic value for their money! The only problem with this abundance is that with so many types and brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which brands to consider! To help consumers find a quality product, this mini guide to kitchen strainers will explore the types of strainers available and what to look for to find the best products for the home. It also includes pricing information to give consumers a good idea of what to expect to pay for a quality item.

Types of Kitchen Strainers

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There are four types of strainers that are commonly used in the home kitchen. Here is a list of these strainers along with a brief description of their use in the kitchen:

Sink Strainers

These keep gunk and trash from going down the drain and clogging the pipes. They also keep water from going down the drain while washing dishes. Fancier basket strainers have a bolt that you can use to keep it place.

Tea Strainers

These help users separate the stray leaves from a freshly brewed cup or pot of tea. They can also be used to brew a cup of tea or to easily remove unwanted debris from soups and gravies.

Rice Strainers

These allow users to neatly and safely remove excess water from cooked pasta or rice. They look almost like a colander except the holes in a rice strainer are much smaller and finer than the holes in a colander.

Soup Strainers

These let users to skim off unwanted fat and scum that collects while soup cooks. They come in different sizes to accommodate different sized saucepans and pots.

What to Look For In A Kitchen Strainer

When looking to buy kitchen strainers, look for products that are made of high-quality stainless steel that are well-made and corrosion resistant. Stainless steel strainers may cost more than products made out of other materials but their heat-resistance and durability more than pay for themselves in the long run!

Price Range of Kitchen Strainers

Expect to pay $4-$8 for a good sink strainer; between $6-$30 for a good tea strainer; and about $15-$40 for a good rice and soup strainer depending on the fineness of the mesh of the strainers you wish to purchase.

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