Comfify Collapsible Colander, set of 2

Last updated date: October 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

Comfify Collapsible Colander, set of 2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Comfify Comfify Collapsible Colander, set of 2 placed 8th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 7, 2020:
Checkout The Best Colander Set for a detailed review of all the top colander sets.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
1,489 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The soft and comfortable handles have been designed for your convenience and health in mind. This colander features an improvised design based on the inputs from the loyal users.
- Food Shark Marfa
The two colanders differ slightly in size so that you can use them with multiple pots.
- Kitchenistic
July 1, 2019 | Full review
Pair of collapsible colanders - 8" and 9.5" in diameter. Collapsed strainers are than 2" high. Comfortable, rubberized handles. Heat resistant up to 230 degrees F. BPA-free. Dishwasher safe. Side holes keep water from collecting. Handles stay cooler than metal colander. Easily fit in top rack of dishwasher.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
It saves a lot of space in your kitchen because of its collapsible structure. When folded, it is only 1.25 inches, which allows you to stow it even in your smaller drawers or cupboard.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
July 8, 2019 | Full review
One unique feature of this product is that you can submerge it in a pot of boiling water to quickly blanch your favorite vegetables or seafood.
- Foodal
January 12, 2019 | Full review
Ergonomic and comfortable handles heat resistant up to 600 degrees f can be immersed in boiling water.
- Kitchen Little Helpers
July 16, 2019 | Full review
The rubberized soft handle made this comfortable to use. This colander features heat resistant option for up to 230°F. in fact, it is made of new and improved design.
- A Best Five
What experts didn't like
Water tends to pool in the bottom.
- BestReviews
October 1, 2019 | Full review
No holes on the sides and no feet to raise its base.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
July 8, 2019 | Full review
The only downside to this product is that it’s not as efficient at draining as other types. It’s slower than the models mentioned above since there are fewer holes in the product, and it sometimes takes a little shaking to remove all of the water.
- Foodal
January 12, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

2-Piece Strainer Set by Comfify will nicely compliment any kitchen. Whether your kitchen is big or small, red, green, orange or blue, this colander set will save you some much needed space, while performing the tasks you need in amazing colors. They’re also heat resistant up to 176 degrees, so you can immerse them in boiling water to drain, strain and contain practically anything… Boiled veggies, fresh lettuce, pasta, potatoes, you name it ! Make straining and draining comfy and safe. Soft, comfortable handles Designed with your health and convenience in mind, your experience with them will be safe, and the comfortable handles will make your job in the kitchen even more convenient. Drains Easily We listen to our customers, therefore we improved our product in order to achieve the greatest standards of quality and convenience. The raised bottom and side holes lets water drain fast and easy, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Space-Saving Design When folded, these colanders are only 1.25” tall, making it very easy to store them in a kitchen drawer or a cupboard. The 8" and 9.5" inch strainers included in this set also mean that can fit different pot sizes. collapsible colander set of two strainers Safe to Use BPA Free Food Grade Approved DIshwasher Safe Designed with your health and convenience in mind, your experience with them will be safe, so make your time in the kitchen easier, simpler and healthier starting now. Easy to Store When folded, these colanders are only 1.25” tall, making it very easy to store them in a kitchen drawer or a cupboard. And the quality for this excellent kitchen tool is truly hard to beat, use it with pasta, fruit, berries, vegetables or any other produce. Excellent products that make your time in the kitchen easier and healthier. Choose yours today! collapsible colander set of two strainers

Overall Product Rankings

LiveFresh Micro-Perforated Colander, 5 qt
1. LiveFresh Micro-Perforated Colander, 5 qt
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 10
Cuisinart Fine Mesh Strainers, set of 3
2. Cuisinart Fine Mesh Strainers, set of 3
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 8
Learja Collapsible Colander, set of 2
3. Learja Collapsible Colander, set of 2
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 0
Priority Chef Stainless Kitchen Strainer, 3 qt
4. Priority Chef Stainless Kitchen Strainer, 3 qt
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
Vremi Mixing Bowl and Colander Set, 13 pc
6. Vremi Mixing Bowl and Colander Set, 13 pc
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
Bellemain Micro-Perforated Colander, 5 qt
7. Bellemain Micro-Perforated Colander, 5 qt
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
Comfify Collapsible Colander, set of 2
8. Comfify Collapsible Colander, set of 2
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
Homwe Large Collapsible Kitchen Colander, set of 3
9. Homwe Large Collapsible Kitchen Colander, set of 3
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 1
ExcelSteel Stainless Steel Colander
10. ExcelSteel Stainless Steel Colander
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 0
ExcelSteel Stainless Steel Colander, 5 qt
11. ExcelSteel Stainless Steel Colander, 5 qt
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On Colander Sets

Some of us have a favorite kitchen tool for everything. A go-to pot for boiling pasta, a failsafe steamer for rice, a pan that gets our veggies just right every time. But there’s one bit of kitchenware essential for all those dishes: The humble colander.

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If you’ve somehow been straining the water out of your food with a strategically-placed plate up til now, you should know that a colander is a container that’s lined with small holes. They’re generally bowl-shaped and the size of the holes might vary from minuscule mesh to large and decorative, but the purpose of any colander is to allow water or other liquids to drain out of and away from your food.

This simple process of gravity and filtration doesn’t lend itself to a lot of innovation in the design of colanders, but there are definitely some features you’ll want to look for in this heavily-used tool. First of all, the shape. Most colanders are bowl-shaped, though you’ll find some “over-the-sink” models that are wider and might even be shaped like a pan. They have long handles on either side that are meant to let it suspend itself over your sink, straining your food into the drain while you take care of other prep. While this can be great for certain meals, they’re generally not as versatile or easy to pour from.

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The classic bowl shape will generally come with “feet” or a raised base that can vary in height. This lets it sit above the liquid that drains out of it. In that sense, it does the work of draining just as easily as an over-the-sink colander — as long as you’ve got room in the sink.

Both sides can be constructed from a variety of materials. The most common is definitely stainless steel, for obvious reasons. The rust-proof properties of this go-to cookware alloy are invaluable when you’re in contact with lots of food and water. The size and spacing of the holes will vary a lot, but they’ll tend to be around an eighth to sixteenth of an inch. That makes them great for most types of pasta, meat and veggies, but maybe a bit too large for rice or other grains.

Mesh strainers, like the Cuisinart Fine Mesh Strainers, set of 3, are basically woven steel wire with a pinhole-sized space in between. They’re generally used for draining those smaller grains or berries, and mesh strainers will sometimes have longer handles that (along with their lighter weight) make them easier to maneuver around. In most cases, though, this construction doesn’t allow for the raised base that other colanders have. And depending on the construction, mesh colanders might be prone to dents or warping.

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A growing amount of colanders are made of plastic or silicone. There’s a lot of benefits to this type of material, including feather-light weight. Some silicone colanders are even collapsible, making them much easier to store than other types. On the downside, they’re not generally as durable as steel, may melt in boiling water and they won’t drain as quickly since the material doesn’t lend itself to smaller holes with tiny spaces in between.

Some fancier “heirloom” colanders might be covered in enamel or porcelain, with steel or plastic underneath. These will hold heat fairly well, and there’s nothing quite like the look of decorated porcelain. Just make sure you handle them with care: Any chipping of the outer layer will ruin the look and possibly expose the steel underneath to rust.

Whatever type of colander you buy, it’s always worth paying a little more for durability. As we said, it’s one kitchenware tool you’re likely to use for multiple meals a week.

DWYM Fun Fact

Like most simple tools, the colander has more applications than one. When you’re done using your colander to drain your pasta and veggies, you can also use it to:

  • Store your berries. Keeping a colander full of rinsed berries in the fridge helps them stay aerated, reducing the chance of mold.
  • Keep the flies away. Don’t want to share with the wildlife while you’re eating outside? Simply plop a colander upside-down over your dish.
  • Grow a garden. Put some moss into an old colander, fill it with dirt, and voila: You’ve got a great medium for houseplants or herbs to grow in.

The Colander Set Buying Guide

  • Whether you’re going with stainless steel, mesh, plastic or some combination of the above, size matters. If you’re only getting one colander, make sure it’s roughly the size of the largest pot you own. Both the LiveFresh Micro-Perforated Colander and the Bellemain Micro-Perforated Colander, 5 qt can handle up to five quarts, perfect to pair with your biggest pot. That way, you’re covered no matter what dish you make.
  • Of course, big colanders open up a whole storage problem. Collapsible colanders, like the Learja Collapsible Colander, set of 2, are just perfect for campouts or filling out the smaller kitchen cabinets of mobile homes. Some colanders come in sets of more than one, which is ideal for a kitchen tool that you’ll use as much as this one. In those cases, look for colander sets of multiple sizes that nest inside one another, so you don’t give yourself additional storage problems. If those colanders come with a variety of different hole sizes, so much the better.
  • Going with plastic colanders? Take a look at the type of plastic, and whether it’s able to consistently stand up to the heat of boiling water (212° Fahrenheit). Even if it will, you’ll want to also make sure they’re BPA-free. BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical used in the construction of polycarbonate plastics, although it’s less common. Which is a good thing, since it can leach into foods that are heated, contributing to a host of health concerns.