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A Strainer is typically a food grade wire mesh suspended from a metal frame and handle.

Culinary Uses

Strainers are used to separate ingredients based on their size. Things that can pass through the strainer will. Those that cannot will remain in the mesh bowl.

Strainers are used for tasks like separating pasta or potatoes from the water they were cooked in, or for filtering fine sauces from the mixture of cooking ingredients that created them.