|Brand||HIC Harold Import Co.|
|Manufacturer||HIC Harold Import Co.|
|Contains Liquid Contents||No|
|Manufacturer||HIC Harold Import Co.|
|Item model number||30021|
|Product Dimensions||10.16 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm|
HIC Nylon Mesh Strainer, 4-Inch
- HIC Double-Ear Fine Mesh Strainer for sifting, draining, straining, and sieving foods and ingredients before cooking and baking
- Sits securely on pots and pans, mixing bowls and other food preparation containers to keep both hands free for other tasks, like measuring and pouring
- Aerate ingredients and remove clumps for lighter, fluffier baked goods, or smoother soups, sauces, pastes and purees
- Nylon mesh removes smaller bits and allows liquids to drain; non reactive nylon material is perfect for use with acidic foods, like tomato and citrus
- Hangs for convenient and compact storage; top-rack dishwasher safe
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HIC’s Double-Ear Nylon Mesh Strainers are the perfect cooking tools for sifting, draining, straining, and sieving foods and ingredients before baking and cooking. Each nylon strainer features a double-ear support to sit securely on pots and pans, mixing bowls and other food preparation containers, keeping both hands free for other tasks, like measuring and pouring. Use them like a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds, skins and other fibrous bulk and smaller bits for even consistencies and creamier textures in soups and sauces, pastes and purees. No more lumps! These food strainers are versatile kitchen accessories. Rinse legumes, rice, and grains before cooking, catch seeds and pulp when juicing fresh lemons, or drain and strain infusions of herbs or mulling spices. They double nicely as a sifter, too. Powdered ingredients like flour, crushed spices and confectioners’ sugar or ground nut, oat and grain flours tend to settle and compact during packaging and shipping. HIC’s Nylon Mesh Strainers remove clumps from these ingredients and aerate them for even lighter, fluffier baked goods. Made from a durable nylon with a fine nylon mesh and a double-ear design for added stability. Nylon is the perfect non reactive material for use with more acidic foods, like tomato and citrus. HIC’s Double-Ear Nylon Food Strainer will not retain tastes or odors and impart flavors on foods. Top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Hangs for convenient storage.
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If you are planning on using it for kefir this won't even hold a tablespoon of grains without spilling over the kefir. And although the mesh is the perfect size, the small diameter wouldn't work for rinsing uncooked quinoa or amaranth either unless you're only washing 1-2 Tbs at a time. From the other reviews I understand the larger sizes also have wider mesh so quinoa would run right through which is the problem I have with my stainless steel (SS) mesh strainers.
As far as kefir, you can use your SS strainers without worry about metal reactions. This is what my local raw dairy farmer uses. (But I did get some frozen grains that wouldn't multiply, so who knows.) Apparently only Kombucha is sure to react with SS and this is because Kombucha attracts and chelates heavy metals so it could draw the nickel and chromium out of the SS.
The other reason for the poor rating is there is no indication these are made without BPA's, PVC and phthalates. The seller, while responding to other questions here, has chosen to remain silent so far. I just posted another question on the topic so we'll see if they respond. There is no indication on the label that they are even BPA-free (although the other materials mentioned are every bit as dangerous as BPA). But there is no California Proposition 65 warning on the label either.
I gave this 3 stars instead of only 1 because nylon mesh is hard to find and I suppose it can be useful at times. But because I'm concerned about the potential for hormone disrupting toxicity it might be wise to stick to using SS strainers or, best, organic cheesecloth.
I also found that the 4 inch size was a bit too small for my purposes - not the fault of the product, just my own mistake with dimensions. I will likely keep this around in my pantry in the event I need a strainer with a very fine weave, but I would definitely not buy this again for my primary, every day use.
Works so well, I bought a second one. Like others have said, I have not seen a nylon mesh strainer in stores. As I make kefir daily, I wash this more than once a day. No smells, no gunk stuck in between. Mine has not broken yet. I am able to have smooth and creamy kefir and it collects all the curds - big and small. Highly recommend this for kefir-makers out there.