a metal or plastic container with a perforated bottom, for draining and straining foods.
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- Also cul·len·der [kuhl-uhn-der] /ˈkʌl ən dər/ .
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How to use colander in a sentence
Solo Stove This Solo Stove smokeless fire pit is made from brushed-finish stainless steel and looks a bit like a colander on the bottom.The best fire pit for outdoors: Spark up some backyard fun | Florie Korani | July 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Let the potatoes drain and cool in a colander while you make the dressing.Apples make this Puerto Rican potato salad a savory, sweet and polarizing side dish | Aaron Hutcherson | July 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Transfer to a colander and rinse well under cold running water.Start with cold oil for crisper, golden french fries you’ll crave | Daniela Galarza | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
If using frozen peas, place them in a colander and pour the boiling water over them until just thawed.Loaded with two types of peas, radishes and mint, this lemony salad sings spring | Ellie Krieger | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
This summer, I loved using the colander to rinse off farmers market strawberries.These Extremely British Prep Bowls Helped Me Stop Panic-Cooking | Erica Sweeney | December 18, 2020 | Eater
Like the colander, in use since ancient times, it is an example of a kitchen technology that has stuck.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’ | Bee Wilson | October 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The table fork is far less time-honored than such objects as the colander, the waffle iron, the bain-marie.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’ | Bee Wilson | October 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Strain the marinade through a colander, reserving the liquid and reserving the bacon, vegetables, herbs, and spices separately.
RIE toys are simple—a paisley scarf, a wooden spoon, a plastic colander—so as to stimulate imagination and motor skills.
Use the back of the spoon to press the eggplant flesh against the side of the colander to remove excess water.
Put a sieve or colander over a large bowl and spread a square of cheese cloth over the sieve.
All oysters, when cooked in any way, should be first put in a colander and the juice allowed to drain off, then strain the juice.
When thoroughly soft, drain the water from the peas and put them through a colander.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Force the corn through a colander or a sieve, and add the purée to the white sauce.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
This was done by dipping the colander up and down in a pan of clear cold water.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl | Amy Waterman
British Dictionary definitions for colander
a pan with a perforated bottom for straining or rinsing foods
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