Grandma’s old-fashioned model gets a cheery update with the Reston Lloyd colander, which comes in vibrant shades of enameled steel. When you’re not using it to drain fresh summer vegetables put it to work as a provincial fruit bowl bursting with lemons or oranges.
Drain mounds of steaming vegetables with this set of two stainless-steel colanders (a three-quart and a six-quart version) from The Healthy Kitchen by Andrew Weil, M.D. The riveted handles won’t heat up.
Moisture drains swiftly off of herbs, orzo, and other tiny provisions in these rustproof mesh colanders by Williams-Sonoma. The set of three (small, medium, and large) nests neatly under a cabinet. Or hang them on a pot rack.