With its slim, easy-to-nest profile, a mesh strainer doesn't take up space. A good one will perch securely over mixing bowls and stockpots for hands-free use. It'll be dishwasher-safe and won't ever rust, and it'll come relatively cheap. And, once you have it, you'll start using it for a whole lot more than rinsing vegetables, draining pasta, or straining the solids from stocks and broths. Here's a look at our go-to tips.
For organizing, take a look at the new RISATORP kitchen cart! The three easy-to-clean metal mesh shelves provide good ventilation so fruits and vegetables stay fresher, longer, and the birch handle and wheels add a nice touch of contrast to the metal.