Not only does knowing how to properly use your kitchen utensils save you time, space, and money, but knowing additional uses for your utensils can have the same effect. Earlier this week, the DIY Life blog wrote about “10 Clever Uses for Colanders.” The post, written by Diane Rixon, includes some smart ideas for making multi-uses with this large piece of kitchen equipment.
These are my favorites from the article:
1. Grease splatter reducer. Carefully place a colander upside down over frying foods. The heat can get out, but the grease is largely contained.
5. Play accessory. Kids love to watch anything drain through a colander. I mean anything. Sifting water, small beads, bird seed, sand, or good old-fashioned dirt through a colander works well for keeping kids entertained.
7. Bug tent. Colanders can’t keep tiny bugs off picnic and barbecue spreads, but they will help discourage large flies. So if your platter has no lid and you’re in a pinch, grab a colander and pop it upside down over your food.
Check out the full list of 10 and then come back here and share more of your ideas for creative uses for colanders and other kitchen utensils.