Q: Why do so many big colanders/strainers function so poorly? Most of them can't drain out all the water — instead of getting dry pasta or veggies, everything is left in some water that won't ever drain out of the holes!
My mom has an old, beat-up metal one that does work, but we're not sure why this one drains water properly.
It seems that the holes of a metal or plastic colander have to be punctured a certain way so that water drains out fully, but does anyone know the exact science behind this so I can select one for myself that actually works?
Sent by K
Editor: This is such an interesting tool problem! Colanders are something we usually take for granted, but you're right — older ones often perform much better. Readers, do you have a large colander or strainer that you love and can recommend?