LiveFresh Fast Draining Professional Colander, 5-Quart

Last updated: September 13, 2023


The small holes on this colander set are nearly as effective as mesh at straining smaller foods, but are less subject to clogging. The pores drain very quickly, and the handles are made of the same sturdy stainless steel as the body. The entire colander is rust-proof and safe for dishwashers.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Tiny pores and solid construction make this colander set a kitchen staple.

In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the LiveFresh Fast Draining Professional Colander, 5-Quart placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Stop watching your pasta and grains slip through the holes of your colander. No more slow or incompletely draining water. Don’t worry about broken handles, warping, tipping over, poor drainage, or rust again! With The LiveFresh premium stainless steel large colander, now you can own a rapid draining 5 Qt colander that won’t tip over and is perfect for any straining task. It is ideal for steaming fresh vegetables, boiling a pot of spaghetti, or rinsing 5 quarts of hand-picked fruit. Does your Colander meet your expectations? MICRO-PERFORATED HOLES Our lightweight steel has very small 1.8 mm holes cut into a close mesh-style pattern that allows the water to drain rapidly and stops cooked rice or small pasta from falling through. And while you might think water would drain more quickly if the holes were larger, actually the opposite is true. The entire surface of our colander is covered with micro-perforations for maximum draining, so there’s nowhere for water to get trapped. HEAVY DUTY STEEL Our colanders are 20% thicker than any other colanders. A thicker colander means it won’t easily warp or get damage when you accidentally dropped or pushed it. RIVETED HANDLES Our premium handles are riveted to the bowl so it will never come off! You’ll never have to worry about handles coming off or a freak accident due to excessive weight contents in the colander while holding it. SOLID BASE WITH DRAINAGE PORTS Colanders with feet can easily tip over when placed on an uneven surface. Our top-quality solid ring base provides a sturdy and stable foundation that will not upset on any surface. After straining or rinsing fruits, vegetables or pasta, you can put the LiveFresh Colander on any surface while you work on something else. DISHWASHER SAFE Our colanders are dishwasher safe. Just run it through the dishwashwer or under running water for a few seconds and you can use it again instantly! LIFETIME SATISFACTION Make this the last colander you’ll ever buy! Our premium stainless steel strainer is engineered to last a lifetime with unmatched strength and durability – at a bargain sale price. All Materials are FDA Tested and Approved. We take pride in our product and stand by it with a 100% Manufacturer’s Money-back Promise. If it’s not what you hoped it would be, simply return it and get a full refund. Hassle free, no questions asked. A MUST FOR ANY KITCHEN… LiveFresh Over the Sink Micro-perforated Stainless Steel 4-Quart Colander with Non-Slip Handle Grips and Rubber Feet – Handles Extend to Fit Any Sink With an extendable non-slip handle grip and rubber feet, our micro-perforated stainless steel oval colander strainer basket can rest over the sink or stably on any flat surface. So while you’re busy preparing other ingredients, you can just rest this colander strainer basket on your countertops or on top of the sink without worry of it tipping over or falling in. LiveFresh Food Strainer Set – Premium Fine Stainless Steel Fine Mesh Strainers, Colanders and Sifters Crafted for Quinoa & Amaranth with Comfortable Non Slip Handles – 3 Sizes Be more efficient in the kitchen and always have the perfect size strainer when you need it! Get all 3 of our premium strainers (7-5/8”, 5 1/2” and 3”) for a bargain price and be ready for any task at-hand. LiveFresh Unbleached Cheesecloth with 50′ All-Natural Unbleached Cooking Twine and Cheesemaking Guide – Grade 50, 2.5 Yards When you buy our 2.5 yard (2.1 sq. m) pack, it includes 10% more yards of cheesecloth and 50 feet (15.2 m) of our premium-grade, all-natural unbleached cotton cooking twine FOR FREE. Normally you’ll buy the cooking twine separately but we’ve included it here. That’s more value for your money! Now, you will always have enough twine on-hand.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Holes are small enough to drain cooked rice and quinoa as well as larger items. No clogging. Use to rinse, sieve, cook, and steam. Fast draining. No tipping. Solid base with precision-cut drainage ports. Made of rust-proof, dishwasher safe 18/10 stainless steel. Riveted handles. Smooth on the inside and outside.
This model comes fully equipped with a set of stainless steel handles as well.
Gives a lifetime warranty on this strainer, so you can get your money refunded without any question if you don’t like the product.
Its tiny pores drain rapidly. It is very sturdy; aesthetically pleasing.
Small closely spaced holes on every surface allow for super-fast drainage so you don't have to tilt the bowl to get all of the water out.
They are made from rust proof of 18/10 stainless steel. It is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. This product has durable handles for easy handling.
This large colander is made of premium quality stainless steel and made this so durable.

What reviewers didn't like

Dents relatively easily.
Sharp insides of the handle.
There are imitations out there.
Only stainless steel or silver color offered.
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