OXO Good Grips Silicone Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch

Last updated date: October 25, 2019

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 53 expert reviews, the OXO Good Grips OXO Good Grips Silicone Kitchen Sink Strainer Basket, 4.5-inch placed 4th 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
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
2,878 user reviews
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What experts liked
The basket of the strainer has been made of silicone instead of stainless steel so it would not scratch or damage your sink
- Food Shark Marfa
Renovated out kitchne & for the 1st time we have a stainless steel sink. The strainers that came ith it either locked down to hold water or sat at an angle . I got one of these to try and it is awesome. It fits as if it is made for the sink and the silione collector "pops" any food pieces into the garbage easily. Ordered the second one online.
- Sur La Table
The great thing about the silicone design is that it will not scratch metal sinks. The design looks just as smart as stainless steel with the added bonus that it will not rust. The tall center post makes removing the sink strainer very easy.
- Chef's Resource
The OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer can easily stop debris from going down the drain. You do not have to worry about the rust stains because the material used is rust-resistant.
- Freshnss
September 4, 2019 | Full review
It can be very easily cleaned by flipping it inside out to empty the basket, and it can be washed in the dishwasher when just emptying it is not enough.
- Best Pickist
The silicone basket is easy to clean and is useful in trapping food scraps thus preventing clogs and protecting your pipes at the same time.
- JosephineDC
Unlike other strainers made of materials that can rust, this product from OXO is made of silicone that won’t scratch the surface of your sink. It is lightweight and extremely flexible, making it easy to clean by simply inverting it. It is resistant to stains and will collect debris and food scraps easily, keeping the drain clean no matter what you’re cooking or washing. The strainer is also dishwasher-safe.
- Kitchen Jen
October 25, 2019 | Full review
The silicone material is resistant to corrosion and staining. It will also not inflict damages to your sink because the silicone material is soft and won’t chafe the stainless steel material of your sink.
- KitchenFaucetsReviews
The strainer is made of smooth stainless steel with flexible stain resistant silicone. It will serve you years after years without any issue.
- Fancy Porch
January 22, 2019 | Full review
The basket has a built-in post at the center that allows you to pull it and invert the basket to empty waste. This feature makes the OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer easy to clean and maintain.
- American Grocery
What experts didn't like
Some users might find the center post to be a nuisance
- Food Shark Marfa
The center post is rather high.
- Chef's Resource
There are only a few possible downsides that I can see. One is the possibility of struggling with the center post to invert the basket.
- Best Pickist
It has the tendency to catch food particles at the edges area.
- JosephineDC
Some people said that the design of this item is rather flimsy. Thus, you should handle it carefully, unless you want the debris to spread all over the sink.
- Kitchen Jen
October 25, 2019 | Full review
Some said the holes are too big to catch smaller particles like ground coffee.
- KitchenFaucetsReviews
The center post built in the strainer basket may cause some inconvenience to some people.
- American Grocery

From The Manufacturer

Oxo good grips, sink strainer, combines stainless steel with flexible, stain resistant silicone, easy to clean silicone basket traps food debris to prevent clogs, to empty your strainer, simply pick it up by center post & invert silicone basket for easy debris removal, silicone underside won't scratch sink basin. This product adds a great value. Product is highly durable and very easy to use. This product is manufactured in china.

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.