Much more than just a bowl or pot with holes in it, a colander is an essential tool in practically every kitchen. Used primarily for food preparation, these holey bowls are far from useless. They are designed to drain excess water off of different types of food. Depending on the style of the colander, it is used for different types of food. Chinese-style colanders for example are excellent for draining large quantities of food, or food that carries a lot of water with it. They typically have wide brims, no base and larger holes all around the sides and along the bottom of the colander for maximum drainage. Standard colanders, on the other hand, frequently have bases on the bottom which make them easier to leave standing at the bottom of a sink or basin allowing the food to drain slower.
There are also several types of specialty colanders that are designed to drain a specific type of food. Pasta colanders, for example, often have long handles and smaller holes to prevent thin pasta from being washed out of the colander. At FoodServiceWarehouse.com, we have an incredible variety of colanders available in all of the popular styles and sizes, so we’re sure to have the perfect colander for you.