Collapsible Over-the-sink Colander
This product is great for rinsing veggies and fruit over the sink and the basket is great to put peelings in to throw out instead of filling the sink with garbage.
May 13, 2013
Awesome kitchen gadget
a must have - gives you a nice hands free colander and easy to clean
May 10, 2013
this strainer is great for camp, compact and sturdy.
May 8, 2013
Love this strainer....works in and across the sink...use it all the time.
May 4, 2013
This is a great over the counter strainer for all sorts of things. I love using it for berries so that they aren't getting all clumped in a pile like in a regular strainer. I really love that it folds down flat!
September 6, 2012
The collaspible feature makes this so easy to store.
August 17, 2012
Excellent space-saving strainer!
After owning the round collapsible strainer from the same product family, I decided I also wanted the over-the-sink version.
It fits over the sink by way of the extendable arms on each side which can be adjusted to fit varying widths of sinks.
Despite the fact that the sides of the strainer don't have holes, due to that section being rubber so it can collapse, it still strains and drains perfectly fine.
I have used mine countless times, and it is still in excellent shape.
My only complaint is that water gets trapped inside the housing where the extendable arms are stored when they are in the closed position.
I find that I need to shake the water out, and keep drying the extendable arms a few times until all the water is out, otherwise it will drip over the floor and inside the cupboard where it's stored. Frustrating, but likely unavoidable due to the design.
I have also run it through the dishwasher countless times in the collapsed position without issue. However, if anything is pressed against the rubber portion, such as the edge of a plate, or one of the tines on your dishwasher rack, it will leave a permanent dent in the rubber, which could lead to damage later on.
I put mine on the lower rack of the dishwasher, on the side where nothing else will rest against it. Keep in mind that if you use the Heated Dry function of your dishwasher, you will need to put it on the top rack where it is furthest away from the lower heating element. Some dishwashers also use the element to heat the water, regardless of if the Heated Dry option is disabled, so be sure you know how yours operates before you place it, or any other plastic or rubber items on the lower rack.
February 19, 2011