MSC International Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch

Last updated date: November 4, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9


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Overall Take

Washing dishes doesn't have to be boring, thanks to the MSC International Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch. The cute frog in the center of the basket is sure to bring a smile to your face. Meanwhile, the surrounding holes strain out any food bits. Since this strainer basket is made mostly of plastic, it isn't dishwasher safe and must be washed by hand. In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the MSC International MSC International Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 4, 2019:
Checkout The Best Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket for a detailed review of all the top kitchen sink strainer baskets.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,181 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The basket strainer works by simply placing it into the sink trap to catch food scraps. Empty it anytime you want and rinse it to clean.
- JosephineDC
What experts didn't like
The froggy can easily detach after a long time of washing the dishes. The silver collar that extends beyond the drain opening functions as a seal. Hence, it is keeping the water pool around it after turning off the water.
- JosephineDC

From The Manufacturer

Joie's sink drain strainer, also called a basket strainer, keeps sinks free from clogged drains. The mesh strainer allows water to flow through freely and keeps out unwanted bits of food and debris. No more fishing jewelry and other small objects from the drain! Great for all sink drains, including the kitchen sink, bathroom, laundry, and workshop utility sinks, even garbage disposals. Whimsical, yet useful gadgets and gizmos make cleaning easier and bring more joy to the task. These fun and functional sink Accessories make clever gifts, too! Great for doing chores for kids and people of all ages. Joie's sink strainer won't rust. Easy to use, simply place it into the sink Trap to catch debris. Empty it, as needed, and rinse clean. Hand wash with warm, soapy water when necessary.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Fengbao Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 11
2. EverFlow Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Betwoo Plastic Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
6. CORNERJOY Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. K&J Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
8. Moen Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 2
10. KONE Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Kitchen Sink Strainer Baskets

Kitchen sink strainer baskets are important for two reasons. First, they allow you to trap the water in your sink to soak pots and pans or wash dishes. Second, they keep dirt and food particles from entering your pipes and causing a clog. If you’re in the market for a new strainer basket, there are a few things you’ll want to look for.

Start off examining the material that the kitchen sink strainer basket is made out of. Most are constructed using stainless steel, which has a host of benefits. It’s extremely durable and hard to dent or ding. It’s also resistant to rust and corrosion.

Next, flip the strainer basket over and examine the underside. You want the basket to have a built-in sink protector. Usually, these are made of silicone. They are designed not to scratch the surface of your sink.

Count how many strainer baskets you need. The Fengbao Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch comes in a 2-pack for kitchens with dual sinks. In the event that you have dual-sinks and a garbage disposal, you’d do better with the Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch.

Look at the size of the basket’s holes, also called perforations. The tinier the holes, the less food will slip down into your drain. You can get a strainer with holes as tiny as 2 mm in diameter.

Determine whether you want your kitchen sink strainer basket to have a stopper or not. The EverFlow Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch has a stopper in the center, which gives you the added benefit of filling the sink with soapy dishwater. You can clean your dishes or soak a baking dish that has a little stuck-on food attached to it.

Check for any extra features that set the strainer apart from other models. For example, some have wider rims, while others, like the MSC International Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch, are colored to match the theme in your kitchen.

DYWM Fun Fact

Farzana Syed, an artist and native of New Jersey, creates beautiful works of art using, you guessed it, a kitchen strainer! The type of painting is referred to as fluid painting, which Syed witnessed when she attended an art show in New York.

Syed creates her masterpieces by placing several paints that are complementary in color in a measuring cup. The cup is then carefully poured into the kitchen strainer, which sits on top of a canvas. That canvas is either left stationary or spun while the paint is being poured into the kitchen strainer. The result is absolutely breathtaking. You may even want to purchase a kitchen strainer just to give this painting method a try!

The Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket Buying Guide

  • Consider creating an additional seal to keep water from seeping out the basket’s sides. This can be done easily and inexpensively using plumbers putty. You have the option of applying the putty to the basket’s under rim or around the edge of the sink itself.
  • Most kitchen sink strainer baskets are dishwasher safe, but if you purchase one made of plastic, you’ll have to wash it by hand. All you need is a little liquid dish soap and warm water. If you have trouble dislodging food particles from the basket holes, use a toothbrush.
  • It’s a good idea to disinfect your strainer basket every so often. You can do this with a bleach wipe or by pouring a little white distilled vinegar over the basket and wiping it down with a rag. Rinse the basket clean afterward and then place it back in your sink so it’s ready for use.
  • If your sink has a drain that is smaller or larger than the average sink, you’ll want to make sure the strainer basket that you purchase will fit properly. Always measure the drain’s diameter in inches, as this is the measurement that you’ll find on the product packaging.
  • Pricing varies among kitchen sink strainer baskets for several reasons. The Fengbao Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch, for example, costs more than the MSC International Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch because the package actually contains two strainers. Even though the Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch has more baskets than the EverFlow Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Basket, 3.5-inch, it still costs less because the EverFlow basket has an added stopper that gives it a bigger value.