Top Colanders for Your Home Kitchen

Whether you’re draining pasta, rinsing beans, or washing fruits and veggies, a colander is a kitchen essential. Colanders can come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and materials, with everything from collapsible plastic sets to heavy-duty stainless steel options. To help you find the right one for you, we’ve rounded up four of our favorite colanders on the market today. We hope you’ll get your shopping started the in the best way with our top picks below!

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Editor’s Choice

LiveFresh Stainless Steel Micro-Perforated 5-Quart Colander


Durable Material. 

This 5-quart colander is made from 18/10 stainless steel that’s designed to last, while its solid ring base keeps it stable as you pour.

What We Liked

This colander features small, smoothed holes that are meant to be gentle on your hands, towels, pasta, produce, and more. It’s backed by a 100 percent lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, which we certainly appreciate. This will be a kitchen go-to staple for many years to come. Order Online.

Best Set

Colander Set – 2 Collapsible Colanders (Strainers) Set By Comfify


Save Space with This 2-Piece Set. 

This versatile set comes with both a 2-quart colander and a 3-quart colander, which each fold down for easy storage.

What We Liked

When folded, these colanders are less than two inches high, so they can help minimize clutter in your cabinets. The larger colander stretches 9.5 inches in diameter, while the smaller one is 8 inches in diameter. They can work well with different pots. This is a great set if you need multiple colanders during your meal prep on a regular basis. Purchase Yours Today.


Qimh Colander Collapsible


Unique Design.

This colander offers a 6-quart capacity, so it’s a great choice for handling big loads of pasta or produce.

What We Liked

Thanks to its adjustable handles, this colander can be used either standing on its own or stretched over the sink. After you use it, just toss it in the dishwasher for quick cleanup. We love the convenience and size. It’s a solid option for your kitchen, or as a gift for newlyweds or housewarming events. Get It Here.

Best on a Budget

KitchenAid Plastic Colander/Strainer


Convenient and Sturdy

This colander features oversized handles that make it a breeze to hold and use. It also bears an elevated base that keeps it off the bottom of the sink.

What We Liked

Featuring a plastic construction, this colander offers a 5-quart capacity. It isn’t collapsible, but it can be hung by its handles to keep it accessible. It’s lightweight and red, which makes it easy to spot in your pantry or cabinets. Buy Now.

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