Kitchen colanders, also called strainers, have come a long way in recent years. But not all colanders are created equal. Some colanders are designed for smaller jobs, while others are larger and more multi-functioning.
One basic kitchen tool that you need to have on hand, whether outfitting your first kitchen or starting to get interested in cooking, is a colander. A large basin with small holes, a colander is used for draining cooked foods and rinsing others.