Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Kitchen Collection [22]

Holy strainer, Batman ! Hard to tell from my attempt at an artsy photo (below), but this is a simple strainer. We had one for years that was made out of wire. It was about 10 inches across and we used it for everything from straining pasta to rinsing strawberries. It served us well, but began to come apart.

The strainer had a long handle on one side and a short handle on the other. It spanned the sink perfectly ; the handles sat on the sides of the sink and the strainer didn't touch the bottom. Very useful, if you can picture it.

We looked and looked for a replacement and finally settled for a traditional plastic colander. Next thing you know, we're in Ikea and find this perforated stainless steel strainer about the same size as our old one and with the same handle configuration. And it was quite inexpensive - always a plus !


  1. At the end of the first paragraph, I was about to suggest Ikea, but saw that you had thought of it :)

  2. Oh wow, I haven't seen that. Ha! I already have 3 things on my list. That settles it. Tomorrow is IKEA day.

  3. I first went to Ikea back in the early 80s outside Washington, DC. I still have the chairs from that visit. The second time I went was this past March in Nantes. Pretty good store !

  4. I love IKEA. They are building one (opens 2009) about 5 miles from my house. I am sooooo excited!

  5. I lived in France for six years. We called Ikea - Icky-uh!

    I happened upon your blog using the 'next' button but stayed and browsed because I too was an American in France.

    Gosh, six years seems so long, and yet rather short when I think back.


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