A colander (or cullender) is a kitchen utensil used to strain foods such as pasta or to rinse vegetables. The perforated nature of the colander allows liquid to drain through while retaining the solids inside. It is sometimes also called a pasta strainer or kitchen sieve.
Description and history
The word colander comes from the Latin colum, meaning sieve.
- Bowl- or cone-shaped – the traditional colander
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