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Colander 32 80.00%
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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Draining Pasta

Another silly poll

Do you use a colander ? If so, what kind ? A tennis racket?
I use a rectangular one that fits over the sink.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:16 PM   #2
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If it's spaghetti, I use the metal collander that fits inside the pot it cooks in. I set that collander over the drain, dump most of the water out of the pot, then set it back into the pot on an angle to keep draining and keep warm.

Other pastas I cook in a different pot and turn the pot upsidedown to drain, barely cracking the lid, and shake.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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I use one of these strainers to scoop the noodles into a round colander sitting
on top of a large mixing bowl.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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I use one of these strainers to scoop the noodles into a round colander sitting
on top of a large mixing bowl.
I've got one of those too.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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I will use a colander or the lid to the pot and just tilt over the sink.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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I usually use a colander. I would like a pot with a straining insert. I tried one of those Pasta Pots they were advertising so much a few years ago. It worked fine for awhile, but it was a cheap hunk of junk and ended up rusting.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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I have three nested metal colanders that look like baskets. Usually, I put one in the sink and pour the pasta and water into it. For Christmas, though, I received a Calphalon cookware set that includes a Dutch oven and strainer insert; sometimes I use that and drain the water into the pot, then dump the pasta into a mixing bowl for further processing
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:47 PM   #8
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Alton says you have to hit up a Tupperware party. He said there's nothing better than that collander they have with slots, because you want to get the water out as fast as possible, and it has a lid to snap on and shake.
Looks like it would take up too much room in the dishwasher to me.....
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I have three nested metal colanders that look like baskets. Usually, I put one in the sink and pour the pasta and water into it. For Christmas, though, I received a Calphalon cookware set that includes a Dutch oven and strainer insert; sometimes I use that and drain the water into the pot, then dump the pasta into a mixing bowl for further processing
I have a set of three as well, and pretty much do the same thing. I also rinse it there with hot water before putting it back into the pot and adding some herbs and EVOO.
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Something's funny with the math here. It adds up to over 100%, has done so at least since there were 5 votes.
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