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Old 04-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Anyone for the NEW Ventu Strainer Bowl idea...

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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It is kind of interesting. I didn't see the price, but I have a feeling I couldn't afford it.

The thing is, the part that is irritating for me is pouring it from the pot into the colander. You still have to handle the pot of boiling hot water and pasta, etc., so I don't see that much value in this. I just dump it into the colander, then either back into the pot or into a bowl to add sauce or seasonings. They might argue that this saves you the use of an extra dish, but a colander is one of the easiest things to wash, so it's no big deal.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Seems to me to be a waste of $50. I can buy a lot of goodies at the thrift store for that amount of money. Or, maybe if I wait long enough, I'll find it at the thrift store.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:13 AM   #4
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It's pretty. It has pretty wooden handles, so it can't go in the dishwasher. With those moving parts, stuff will get into places that are hard to wash by hand.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:31 AM   #5
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It's likely to leak. How easily can it be cleaned? Not a great advantage for foods whose cooking water is not put straight down the drain.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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looks like another gadget to buy. use once or twice, then never again. kinda expensive for that kind of use.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #7
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I agree with you guys--hard to clean, it will probably leak or at least drip, too expensive. The site was fun to browse, however, especially the kid stuff.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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HI All!

I am a mom and big cook, nice to meet you all! I am the inventor of this great product. The bowl is leak proof, slides easily to open and close with click (lock) and having tested it in my own kitchen, my biggest fear was the cleaning like you all.

The handle comes off for easy hand washing. Very beautiful for serving and few drips of water perhaps from straining but I left it in the sink for a bit, put pasta with sauce in it as part of it coming to market was testing it for all of your concerns!

I did wiped with paper towel on the bottom for the remaining water on the bottom after straining just in case but no leaking of anything from the inside. It's my dream to have this come to market and it had to be perfect in order for me to give it my approval! :) It's great mixing/prepping/serving bowl!

Check out the video! Also, it will be featured on a new reality tv series with quirky.com in June as it came to life with over 700 people influencing it and I blogged about the experience if you care to learn more about it!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #9
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Hi and welcome Zabber.

Is it dishwasher safe with the handle removed?
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #10
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Hi Taxlady,

It's made of Acacia wood, so over time it would not be great in the dishwasher. I hand wash my bigger and more elegant serving dishes however. Acacia wood is very solid but like anything else, best to hand wash and wipe down since I never put stainless in my dishwasher either to keep my nice piece shinny! Thanks for asking!
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