I do almost all of the family cooking in our home. Since I have numerous insane food allergies, I do everything from scratch. I can only tolerate quality cooking utensils, and these colanders, I like. They are compact, and made well. I love, love, love, the fun, vibrant green color. They are really peppy. You get one 12” colander, and one 15” colander in this set. That includes the handle length. The basket collapses, so they are pretty flat and easy to store. This feature is great for small kitchens, which is what I have. They are also great for RV’s because of their space saving feature, and how durable they are. These colanders are made out of food grade thick plastic and thermos rubber. Each handle is about 6” long, and they collapse down to a thickness of approximately 1”. The drainage holes are 1/8th of an inch in size. The smaller basket has an opening of 5 ½” in diameter, and the basket is 2 ½” deep. He larger colanders’ basket has an opening of 7 ½” in diameter, and is 3 ½” deep. They have an edge on the bottom of the basket, which serves as the legs, lol. It’s a neat design, and it works really well. Aesthetically and functionally, these work well. The bottoms of the two baskets is also the hard plastic, so they hold their shape really well, as well. These are great for rinsing your veggies or fruits. You can drain your pastas and potatoes easily as well. If you are a cooking tool hanger, the handles in these are equipped with a hole to do so. To collapse them and to open them, just press or push on the bottom of the colander. They stay in their open and closed positions pretty well. The handles are comfortable to hold. Since they are a good length, you don’t have to worry about the steam burning your skin. I hand wash everything, but these can go in the dishwasher. Overall they are a really handy set. Between the 2 sizes, I can get everything covered. With a heavy load, you will get some bend in the handle, but nothing that has comprised the basketful of food, or the handle. These are both made very well, and are so easy to store.
I was afforded the opportunity to review Culina’s Handheld Collapsible Colanders Set of 2. Small / Medium 12″ & 15″ Strainers, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.
If you would like to purchase these colanders, they can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YBF6PEK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage