About

Draining holes double as measuring lines

Includes both pint and cup measurements

Measures and drains at the same time

Built in tuna can drainer on the bottom

Dishwasher safe (top rack only)

  • Color: Blue
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Made In: China
  • Dimensions: 6-3/4 x 5″ x 5-1/4″
  • Composition: Plastic
  • Manufacturer: Chef’s Planet
  • Other versions: White; Red

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still trendy progress genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child’s play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher (top)
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Why would you not put measuring lines on a colander? Rocket science, right? In this case, the draining holes double as the measuring lines. The colander measures from a quarter pint to 1-1/2 pints (1/2 cup to 3 cups), which is to say it’s fairly small as colanders go, but ideal for berries, fruits, beans, legumes, mushrooms, etc.

In one more bow to rocket science, the colander can be inverted and the bottom used to squeeze out and drain cans of tuna fish.