I found this meme and thought it’d be a fun one to participate in. After all, I can think of plenty of things I <3 LOVE <3 and would like to share! The one for today came to me immediately, because I was just going on and on about it to Brian the other day. And the best part? It cost $2.
Yep, that’s right, people. One of my very favorite kitchen items cost a measly $2. I’ll show you a photo first – see if you can figure out what it is:
Most of you probably know – it’s a pot strainer, and I am in love with this little piece of plastic. I have been frustrated with colanders for a while now. Little pieces of food always seem to get stuck in the holes, and I can never justify washing them in the dishwasher because they take up as much space as several bowls or plates, so I always end up grumbling as I wash them by hand.
We went to Target (I also LOVE Target, but that’s another post entirely) to look for a smaller colander that might be easier to clean, when I saw the pot strainer. I figured with it costing so little, it was worth the risk to give it a try. It works like a breeze! I’ve used it on two different sizes of pots so far and it’s been fine with both. I just hold each side down with a potholder (since I inevitably touch the pot a little too), and voila! Water is strained, the food is still in the pot (taking away another unfortunate side effect of colanders – water dripping during transfer of the food), and I am left with one tiny piece of plastic to clean – or put in the dishwasher. It takes up the same amount of space as a plate, so I don’t have space-wasting guilt.
Here’s a shot of this life-saver on our pasta pot from dinner tonight:
I’d definitely recommend you add this to your arsenal of kitchen tools. What’s something you love to use in your kitchen?