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Old 07-09-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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Spoon-sized sieve?

Hello! I've joined specifically to ask all of you experts if any of you have come across anything like a spoon-sized sieve. I was making something the other night, and realised that it's a useful tool that I really ought to have - for easily removing things like burnt bits from sauces or spices from curries etc. So I looked online, and couldn't find anything. The smallest sieves seem to be 2 - 3 inches diameter.

What I was imagining is something the size and shape of a normal dessertspoon (or a round equivalent size), but with mesh rather than bowl. Do such things exist, and if not why not? A slotted spoon isn't the kind of thing at all

Thanks in advance for your views / advice

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Hello! I've joined specifically to ask all of you experts if any of you have come across anything like a spoon-sized sieve. I was making something the other night, and realised that it's a useful tool that I really ought to have - for easily removing things like burnt bits from sauces or spices from curries etc. So I looked online, and couldn't find anything. The smallest sieves seem to be 2 - 3 inches diameter.

What I was imagining is something the size and shape of a normal dessertspoon (or a round equivalent size), but with mesh rather than bowl. Do such things exist, and if not why not? A slotted spoon isn't the kind of thing at all

Thanks in advance for your views / advice
Would a metal "tea ball" or an altered metal garlic press (remove the actual "press side") work?
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking

I have one of the 2" ones you're talking about. It will work fine for your purposes. I think with a smaller one, the stuff you're straining out would clog the mesh quickly, causing the rest of the liquid to spill over the sides. It's not practical.
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I have one of the 2" ones you're talking about. It will work fine for your purposes. I think with a smaller one, the stuff you're straining out would clog the mesh quickly, causing the rest of the liquid to spill over the sides. It's not practical.
Where can I find one like yours?
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:54 PM   #5
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2" strainer
I use a 3 inch. Have a smaller one somewhere. Might could find If I ever felt the need.
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One year I bought for my two daughters, toy cooking implements to use on their toy stove. A set of strainers came with the set. I grabbed them before they even saw them. I had them for years. Then when they outgrew that stage of growing up, I confiscated their tiny rolling pin. Perfect for rolling the filling in the corners of the pan. I still have it. The handles have fallen off, but it still serves its purpose. My daughter saw it one day and couldn't believe I still have it. I hang on to our memories.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:52 PM   #7
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Many thanks for your helpful suggestions - the one about the garlic press is particularly creative - I'd never have thought of that .

But I do think a spoon-sized sieve would be useful in certain liquidy situations, and I am amazed that they don't seem to exist. I am going to check out any toy kitchen sets when I see them - I seem to recall my daughter having an IKEA set that might have had a mini-sieve in it. Sadly she's 20 now, and all toys long thrown away.

Great community this, by the way - having found it, I've been reading with huge interest, and will definitely stick around. I've got lots of culinary problems that assail me, not being exactly a natural in the kitchen. Burnt bits in my sauces are the least of my problems...
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Olive strainer but it's small and cheaper
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And... https://www.google.com/search?q=siev...DEg4KBCCNgibBQ
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I have several Tea infusion spoons, you squeeze the handle and the two halves open up. Not mesh but I think perfect for your use if you can get one and take it apart.

I found this at Walmart.com https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-5-Stain...457#about-item
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Where can I find one like yours?
It came with a set of three I bought many years ago. I'm sure you can find it in any kitchen store.
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Does that come with 3 size strainer inserts? The picture looks like that but description doesn't state.
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Does that come with 3 size strainer inserts? The picture looks like that but description doesn't state.
Im not sure I was just trying to find something that the OP would like. I did ask the question though and if anyone answers they will email me the results, I will get back to you!
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Im not sure I was just trying to find something that the OP would like. I did ask the question though and if anyone answers they will email me the results, I will get back to you!
Thanks. They look nice.
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Does that come with 3 size strainer inserts? The picture looks like that but description doesn't state.
Ok that went well... not... I'm impatient so I called.
Did you mean the spinster sister sieve? NO, spelled it out
Ok, the shifter sister sieve? NO, spelled it out
Okgit it,,, um, I think it comes with 3 but I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive it does!
Thanks.. I'll wait for a purchaser to answer
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Ok that went well... not... I'm impatient so I called.
Did you mean the spinster sister sieve? NO, spelled it out
Ok, the shifter sister sieve? NO, spelled it out
Okgit it,,, um, I think it comes with 3 but I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive it does!
Thanks.. I'll wait for a purchaser to answer
OY!! Lol 😂 Great customer service.
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Wow, what a good hunting job Merlot!! It's a little pricey, but looks like just what was requested!!
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Wow, what a good hunting job Merlot!! It's a little pricey, but looks like just what was requested!!
Thank you! Just like cooking goddess (I think) said in another post, google is a friend. I'm good at research if nothing else
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