Also, not only does this tip help with draining your cans quicker, it helps to cut down on the number of dishes you wash and cuts down on the amount of counter or sink space that a regular colander would take up. Great!
In the old days, I would take the cans and dump the contents into a colander. Then, it would sit there, taking up space in the sink or on the counter. If I had lots of cans to drain, I would have to dump half of them into another bowl just to be able to get them all done. That meant even more dishes to wash, besides having to figure out where to store them until the recipe was ready!
With one little item, I figured out how to wash fewer dishes, take up less counter space, and drain all the cans really quickly! Also, I didn't have to go out and buy another kitchen gadget to take up more drawer space. :) What is it?
I use this old one which has lasted me for forever! All you do is pop it over the top of the can...
...flip it over and drain! It's so much quicker because I can do it one-handed, flip it over and done. I just have a nice little assembly line of cans to drain, and it is finished in a flash!
If you want to "wash" the can contents to dilute the canning liquid, you can also run the sink through the strainer to avoid losing the contents.
Yep, that's it!
The nice thing is that you can just line up your cans until you are ready for them, and they won't take up as much space as a huge colander. And the bonus is that I only have to wash one little item. Yay!
Do you have any useful kitchen tips? I would love to know!