Now Designs Metal Colander
A colander doesn’t have to be a simple utensil that can serve only one purpose. This is what Now Designs promises to deliver with its Metal Colander. True enough, this kitchen item is quite different from your traditional sieve or strainer as it boasts of preppy colors that are perfect for the modern kitchen.
Made of powder-coated steel, the Now Designs is available in 11 different adorable styles. This makes the metal strainer serve as a fruit and vegetable basket on your countertop. Imagine doing that on a conventional wire strainer. You’d laugh at yourself for doing so as the design of the wire strainer will detract from the aesthetics of your table.
But, of course, the real question here is whether the Now Designs strainer can do its job. One has to realize that while it doesn’t have “holes” throughout its design, there are areas with integrated drain holes. There’s one at the bottom of the colander and about 6 surrounding its walls. As such, there are sections wherein there aren’t any drain holes.
But the good news is that the strainer can also perform a decent job of draining water from your cooked noodles and pastas as well as from washed veggies and fruits. The powder finish is food-safe, so there’s no worry of chemicals leaching into your food.
There are a few minor issues, though. This metal colander doesn’t do well in the dishwasher. Hence, you’ll need to wash it by hand. There are also complaints of poor construction and durability issues. So far, however, there are more very happy users of the Now Designs strainer than those with negative experiences.
The Now Designs Metal Colander is a 2-in-1 metal strainer. It’s great at its primary function and does well as a neat vegetable and fruit basket on your table.