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Colanders & Strainers

Strainers for food here at Rapids Wholesale include commercial colander units and commercial food strainer units. Get your food strainers from some of the most reputable brands, which include Browne, Cambro, Vollrath, and our very-own-manufactured food strainers.

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Commercial Colander

A commercial colander, a type of kitchen utensil that is usually bowl-shaped and designed with holes in it. It is used for draining food, especially foods like pasta or rice. Colanders, especially an industrial colander or restaurant colander, are often used to wash leafy greens and small fruits, usually in food-service establishments or restaurants that serve vegetable salads and fruit salads.

A restaurant colander is designed in such a way that it is perforated, which allows liquid to pass through it while solids are retained inside. A commercial colander is also sometimes called a pasta strainer or kitchen sieve.

In addition, what's great about a commercial colander is that it can be used for different kinds and types of food. For example, an industrial colander specifically designed for use in a Chinese restaurant is excellent for use in draining a large amount of food. This type of colander typically has a wide brim, no base, and has relatively bigger holes all around and in the sides and in the bottom for the most effective draining.

A standard commercial colander, on the other hand, usually features a base on the bottom, which makes it more convenient to leave on top of a basin. This allows the food to drain slower and more effectively.

Commercial Strainer

A commercial food strainer, on the other hand, works very much like a commercial colander but is, however, noticeably smaller. A commercial strainer is actually a type of sieve and is extremely versatile in that it can be used not only to strain food and to separate solids from liquids but also to sift or aerate flour or corn starch. 

Food Strainers Available at Rapids Wholesale

Are you looking for a china cap strainer made of stainless steel, which features fine mesh construction? How about a bamboo skimmer or an aluminum strainer? Or perhaps you are interested in a mesh kitchen strainer or a mesh food strainer or even the perfect commercial colander/restaurant colander?

Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can get all of these and more. Our traditional bamboo skimmer with galvanized steel wire mesh features, as its name suggests, bamboo handles that stay cool in the hottest kitchens. 

Our commercial colander units are designed to withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to +210 degrees Fahrenheit. They are also designed not to bend or dent.

Our aluminum strainer features grooved handles that are riveted to the body for superior strength as well as a heavy-duty, dent-resistant body with pan hook.

If you prefer a mesh kitchen strainer or a mesh food strainer, however, you can purchase one here at Rapids Wholesale, which features rigid construction and wood handles. 

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