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COLANDER BACK TO COOKING GADGETS  
     

A colander (also known as a cullender) is a type of sieve, used in cooking for separating liquids and solids. It is much like a strainer. Conventionally, colanders are made of a light metal, such as aluminium or thinly rolled  stainless steel, but some colanders are made of plastic. A colander is pierced with a pattern of small holes (or slots in plastic colanders) that let the liquid drain through, but retain the solids inside. Colanders are

A typical household colanderA typical household colander  
often shaped as a large bowl with a built-in stand to allow water to drain out through the bottom as well as the sides.  
   

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 
   
     
   
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