FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

ARE THE STRAINERS MADE OF HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS?

HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION – The strainers are made of durable, high grade stainless steel. Paired with a rugged fine mesh and a mirror finish, the strainers not only work incredibly well, -they will look great in your kitchen too!

A sturdy double rod, stainless steel handle combines with a loop (or ear) that allows for easy resting on the rim of your mug, bowl, pan or sink. Our unique design stops particles from becoming lodged under the inside rim of the strainer.

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD CAN A STRAINER BE USED FOR?

QUINOA, FRUIT, PASTA, AND MORE! – Whether rinsing the bitter tasting saponins* from your quinoa, or washing some blueberries for a snack, our strainers have you covered. Hot or cold, wet or dry, our strainers are up to the task.

*Saponins are naturally occurring substances in many plants. When rinsed from quinoa, it will foam as soap does. The name is taken from the soapwort plant (Saponaria), the root of which was used historically as a soap (Latin sapo —> soap).

WHAT SIZE ARE THE STRAINERS IN THE SET OF 3?

This durable set of high grade stainless steel food strainers is made up of three sizes: 3-1/4″, 5-1/2″, and 7-7/8 inches.

ARE THE STRAINER HANDY TO USE?

FIT AND FINISH – Fitting nicely in your hand, you can strain and sieve without worrying about your grip. The handle is easy to hold by chefs of all ages and hand sizes.

ARE THE STRAINER EASY TO WASH?

CONVENIENT CLEANING AND EFFICIENT STORAGE – Easy to keep clean with a soft brush and washable by hand (to maximize longevity) or dishwasher, these strainers make clean-up a breeze. The “nesting” set allows you to efficiently store your strainers without taking up too much space in your kitchen.

THE PERFECT GIFT – No cook can succeed without a quality strainer – and yet many are trying to use beat up, worn out versions from years ago. The Elisabeth Nielsen Strainer Set is the ideal complement to your favorite cook and makes
a great gift for a new home.