Fine-Mesh Strainers

From Cook's Country | August/September 2010

Overview:

We last rated fine-mesh strainers in 2003, but we decided to take a fresh look when we noticed many strainers in the test kitchen were missing handles. We chose five strainers, priced from $18.99 to $27.49 and about 6 inches in diameter. All strained pudding and berry sauce passably well, with minor textural differences. The primary distinctions lay in the shape, style, and durability of the handles. To replicate years of use, we boiled, rapidly cooled, and banged each strainer against a counter, repeating the test four times. Two strainers broke, including our previous winner.

We last rated fine-mesh strainers in 2003, but we decided to take a fresh look when we noticed many strainers in the test kitchen were missing handles. We chose five strainers, priced from $18.99 to $27.49 and about 6 inches in diameter. All strained pudding and berry sauce passably well, with minor textural differences. The primary distinctions lay in the shape, style, and durability of the handles. To replicate years of use, we boiled, rapidly cooled, and banged each strainer against a counter, repeating the test four times. Two strainers broke, including our previous winner.

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