Colander (noun)

A kitchen utensil with perforations used for straining liquids from solids.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in thomas fitzherbert (d. 1540), author. from italian colapasta.


  1. She carefully drained the pasta in the colander before adding it to the sauce.
  2. The colander was a staple in her kitchen and was used daily for various tasks.
  3. The plastic colander was lightweight and easy to clean, making it a favorite among home cooks.
  4. The colander came in handy when making soup, as it made straining the broth a breeze.
  5. The stainless steel colander was a durable and long-lasting addition to her cookware collection.
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