Simple & effective design”
by Reb Deacon
Such a simple design, but deceptive as it is so much more effective at draining than other colanders I have had. It is already one of my most frequently used kitchen essentials. The only slight drawback (to agree with another reviewer) - I could do with it being 70% bigger, or available in two sizes, so that I can drain more things in larger quantities. Lakeland...can you get another size made please, because I'd be fist in line! Update 2012 - Lakeland listened & brought out a larger version, which I bought and am equally delighted with - thanks.
Published 12 Feb 2013
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Excellent bit of kit”
by marilyn sheldrake
I bought both the large and small colanders and I am extremely pleased with them both. The non-slip silicone base is really useful, everything drains really well and no more rice down the sink!! Because it's a steel mesh the outside can feel quite sharp so it's handy that I can put them into the dishwasher. Overall I'm really pleased.
Published 13 Apr 2012
Flat base, silicone handles, no hidden curled edges - all brilliant facts. However don't try rinsing uncooked rice (as with Thai rice) as it goes straight throught the holes. That's the reason for 4 not 5 stars.
Published 06 May 2011
Didn't last long...”
by Mr Bremner
Although this colander seemed quite small to look at, it was actually just perfect most of the time for a family of four, for a pan or rice or draining tins of beans etc. However, I've only used it three times, and already one of the handles is coming off, which is not much use.
Published 03 Jan 2011
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I have been looking for years for a colander that does what it's supposed to do, finally I've found it, and love it, excellent for the two of us...but would appreciate a larger size for when friends and family join us.
Published 21 Nov 2010
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Brilliant, love it”
I bought one of these a couple of months ago and absolutely love it. Unlike other colanders I have used, this one has lots of holes in the base as well as along the sides, which makes it easier to drain food without a lot of shaking and tipping. The base ring is coved just like the handles so no more scratched sink! My only small negative would be the size, (hence 4 stars) it is great for a family of three, but when cooking for more I do need to split the food to be drained. Any chance of a slightly bigger one Lakeland?
Published 23 Jul 2009
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Excellent little colander”
This is a sturdy little colander/strainer for anything really, but especially rice, lentils etc. For me it is a bit small for straining vegetables and potatoes but I use my larger colander for these. Would recommend this product.
Published 10 Jun 2009
Having searched high and low for the best colander, I have found it. It does exactly what it says it does and makes light of straining rice, vegetables....anything. It has a good grip, the sillicone base means that you can give it a good whack to get the excess water out once at the sink. Really really happy.
Published 02 Feb 2009