About

Has 3 ring sizes to fit various can capacities

Raised walls on the inside prevent juices from dripping on your hands

Clear construction lets you easily see the placement of the can in the ring for no-fuss draining

Curved surfaces allow movement when shaking items during draining to release the most liquid possible

TPE on handles provides a non-slip surface that is easy to grip

  • Color: Orange, clearish
  • Weight: 1.5 oz
  • Made In: China
  • Dimensions: 6-1/4" x 4-3/4" x 5/8"
  • Composition: Plastic, TP silicone
  • Manufacturer: Copco

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
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: Not in a thousand years would we admit to draining water from a can of tuna by pressing the cut lid into the can and squeezing tightly until most of the water is forced out. How unsanitary! Do you know where that can has been?!? How dangerous! That lid is sharp!

But we have a “friend” who got into trouble with this method when using a new “smooth-edge” can opener that cuts through the edge of the crimped lid, producing a safe lid that is too big around to fit into the opened can. “How am I going to get this lid inside the can,” our friend thought?

Well, you can immediately see the utility of this new can drainer, the use of which extends way beyond tuna. It has three inner rings to keep a variety of standard-sized cans from slipping while you drain them. Depending on which way you hold it, the drainer has a convex surface, which we have found useful for applying pressure to tuna so that it drains more thoroughly than simply using gravity (although we’re officially using the drainer upside-down when we do this).

The drainer has raised walls on the inside prevent liquid from dripping on your hands; the clear construction lets you see the placement of the can in the ring; the curved surface (right side-up) allows you to shake items during draining to release as much liquid as possible; and silicone on the handles provides a non-slip surface that is easy to grip

If you have a “friend” who still drains cans of tuna with the lid, you might gracefully point him or her toward this drainer.

As for us, we know we’re supposed to prefer tuna packed in oil. What do you think we are – barbarians???