We've tried rough sponges, scrubbies with bristles, soft rags, and just running them through the dishwasher. The spray nozzle on our sink does a descent job of dislocating bits of food jammed into the mesh, but particles still seem to cling to the strainer like magnets and refuse to be washed away.
It's time-consuming and annoying. We feel that there's got to be a better way than what we've been doing.
Do you have a tried and true method for making sure your strainer is clean? Please share!