May 29, 2022

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The Snap N Strain colander frees up hands and is only $16 at Amazon

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A green Snap N' Strain attached to the lip of a pot filled with pasta

This genius tool made from flexible silicone works with a huge range of pots and pans. (Photo: Amazon)

Ever wish you had an extra hand in the kitchen? The next best thing? The kind of tools that let you do more with less. Enter the Snap N’ Strain from Kitchen Gizmo — a flexible snap-on colander that can fit onto almost any pot, pan or bowl. Drain pasta, pour off fat when searing meat, strain vegetables. It makes everything easier (and safer!). 

Also? At just $16 and in a variety of colors, the Snap N’ Strain makes a great gift, for everyone from mac-and-cheese-only dorm dwellers to experienced chefs. Nearly 12,500 five-star reviewers can’t be wrong!

Amazon Prime members can have this handy item fast. They also get many other benefits, like access to thousands of streaming movies and TV shows, and discounts at Whole Foods. If you don’t yet have a membership, sign up for a free 30-day trial here and enjoy speedy shipping and other benefits well through the holidays. 

Orange Snap N' Strain silicone snap-on colander attached to a non-stick skillet.

BPA-free and dishwasher safe, the Snap N’ Strain is available in orange, purple, red or lime green. Get a different color for everyone on your list! (Photo: Amazon)

$16 at Amazon

The Snap N’ Strain is designed to attach easily with two clips, and fits nearly all size pots, pans and bowls. It’s even sturdy enough to work with heavier foods like potatoes. Many of the tens of thousands of shoppers who rave about this product mention ease of use and increased safety. One fan shares, “My nine year old granddaughter can now dump the water out of the mac and cheese easily.”

A shopper who admits to having been skeptical about the promise of a universal fit, was turned around: “This item is fantastic! The primary pot on which I use the Snap N’ Strain is a non-stick stock pot that has a somewhat unusual ‘lipped’ edge…Although it’s a bit of a tight fit, it does snap in place and holds securely to the sides of the pot. No more burned hands!” 

The Snap N’ Strain, made by Kitchen Gizmo, is a gift-friendly $16, and is both BPA free and dishwasher safe. 

Another reviewer reports on the space-saving benefits of this multi-use tool: “…I do not know how I lived without this strainer. Now I can get rid of probably 20 items out of my kitchen!” Another happy user adds “This worked so well for draining beef grease from my large 12-inch fry pan. There was no leaking whatsoever…. It poured perfectly into a small cup. I also used it to drain hot water from boiling noodles for the same dinner!”

If you love a practical gift (for yourself or others), snap up this snap-on colander, and see what all the fuss is about. One reviewer bottom-lines it, with the simplest, strongest recommendation: “This is the best gadget ever.”

$16 at Amazon

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