Kit: baby colander

This is one of those bits of kits which may not change your life. In fact, I’d go so far as to say this mini-colander will definitely not change your life. There, I’ve said it. BUT I think it’s a great way to spend a fiver. It’s cute, comes in lots of different colours and gives the illusion, at least, that you are in control of your kitchen/life. Tbh, that’s the most I can hope for.
I came across this particular one in my mum’s kitchen this morning. It’s difficult to tell from the picture but the colander is about 15cm diameter, perfect for giving berries and veg a bit of a swish. At first I thought it was a kid’s colander from a mini-kitchen, but actually my mum bought it back from the US from one of her many trips abroad and it’s definitely for grown ups. I had a quick look online and there are loads available in this country too.
The reason it’s so great (apart from looking cute) is that if you’re anything like me you use a colander about 10 times a day, to give berries a swish in the morning for porridge, drain pasta for lunch, rinse lettuce for tea etc etc. It means that my extravagantly proportioned colander is permanently on the side or the draining board, hogging loads of room in my extremely unextravagantly proportioned kitchen. This, on the other hand, is quicker to wash up, takes up less room, and, as I may have said before, looks really cute AND costs less than a fiver! I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those buys, that while not actually changing my life, will make me a bit more efficient in the kitchen. In fact I’m pretty sure once I buy one I will become a sleeker, more effective animal all together, with better hair. It may even improve my time-keeping.

13 Comments

  1. You are right, this is a good gadget. I have a few colanders and use them all the time and every day. A baby one is practical, easy to store and very handy indeed.

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    • Glad you agree!

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    • John Lewis or Lakeland. Think I need a day out at Lakeland.

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  2. It’s not often my daughters are impressed by my efforts in the kitchen, so am very happy to have their approval on this one. Dont know why, but this baby colander is so cute it makes me smile when I use it!

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  3. I have one of these in my caravan as it is not only really useful but a space saver too! A must have for any campers out there

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    • Brilliant idea!

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  4. I LOVE that you mum is here (and bonus that she didn’t do what mine did and hijack my profile after using her laptop)…are you saying that the gadget is BETTER than the silicone spatula? I need to know.

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    • No, not better. I swear by my silicone spatula, but it’s definitely a good use of a £5 note.

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  5. This is a very good gadget. Strawberries Looks delicious !

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    • Glad you agree!

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