Food & dining

short order

Clip a mini colander onto the pot and drain pasta

Bulky colanders and wire sieves take up premium cabinet space but are necessary for draining cooked veggies and pasta, or straining stock. Chef’s Planet’s new Clip & Drain ($12 to $15) can turn almost any pot into a strainer. The 6-inch wide perforated, rounded triangle, which comes in black, red, and white, is made of sturdy plastic and clips onto the pot rim. Liquid drains through the holes while the food stays inside. Give it prime cabinet space — you’ll use it often — and tuck away space-hogging colanders. Available at Kitchenwitch JP, 671 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6800; Tags Hardware, 29 White St., Cambridge, 617-868-7711; Concord Cookware, 13 Walden St., Concord, 978-371-2286; Sur la Table locations; or go to www.chefsplanet.com.

ANN TRIEGER KURLAND

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com