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Colanders

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1) Progressive Collapsible Over-the-Sink Colander
(For the kitchen that lacks counter space)
$20, target.com
UPSIDE Arms slide easily to fit standard sink dimensions; plastic base for stability; dishwasher-safe.
DOWNSIDE White plastic discolors over time.

2) Typhoon Large Retro Colander
(For the cook who likes a pop of color)
$25, amazon.com
UPSIDE Enamel surface wipes clean; comes in three colors.
DOWNSIDE Small foods like rice may slip through drainage holes; enamel-coated feet may scratch surfaces.

3) Orka Silicone 5-quart Colander
(For the kitchen that lacks storage space)
$30, amazon.com
UPSIDE Doubles as a steamer; footed base for stability; dishwasher-safe; heat-resistant to 420 degrees.
DOWNSIDE Small foods like rice may slip through drainage holes.

4) OXO Good Grips Plastic Colander
(For the solo cook on a budget)
$9, oxo.com
UPSIDE Inexpensive; soft, nonslip handles; dishwasher-safe.
DOWNSIDE Small size only holds 1 pound of pasta.

5) Endurance Stainless Steel Precision Pierced 5-quart Colander by RSVP
(For the efficient, multitasking cook)
$30, cheftools.com
UPSIDE Doubles as a steamer; dishwasher-safe.
DOWNSIDE Difficult to scrub food out of drainage holes.

USE YOUR COLANDER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

One-Pot Ginger Chicken, Bok Choy and Couscous

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in February 2009.