Hot or Not? Can Colander/Strainer

Do you struggle to drain all the water out of your can of tuna? Do you barely avoid cutting your fingers on just-opened canned tomatoes? Maybe this can colander is for you. Or, on the other hand, maybe the old "strain-with-the-lid" technique is good enough. What do you think? Tell us, then read on for more information about this strainer plus one alternative version.

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The strainer at the top of the post is made by Progressive and available from Amazon here:

Stainless Steel Can Strainer/Drainer, $7.92 at

Then there is this alternate version, available at The Spoon Sisters:

Can Strainer, $8.95 at The Spoon Sisters

What do you think? Can colander - good gadget or useless unitasker? (via Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools)

Related: How To: Use a Waiter's Key Corkscrew

(Images:; Kitchen Contraptions; The Spoon Sisters)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.