Old Faithful

February 28, 2008

Journal, Lauren

This is my colander. I don’t often use it – just for large-scale noodle projects like lasagna, or draining just-washed-and-cut celery like tonight. I also have a little strainer with a handle for ramen and macaroni noodles, but it has no style like this guy.

Holey drainage, Batman!

See that melted bottom? I did that. Years ago, I foolishly drained noodles, put the colander on top of the hot pot and put the pot back on the burner (which was still on). Mmmmm….. the yummy smell of burning plastic lingers to this day. Anyway, I wanted you to see it. Sometimes I look at shiny new colanders at the kitchen stores, but all I need is this deformed, ugly, ‘special’ one.

Does anyone know if I’m spelling colander right?


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “Old Faithful”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Um, I thought that was your dirt sifter. I’ve been using it every summer to strain sticks out of my potting soil after adding some systemic pesticide. Sorry. To make sure you’re not poisoned, check yourself for these symptoms:

    Losing the hair from the back of your hands.
    Unusual hallucinations.
    Obsession with plaid objects.
    Hoarding large amounts of paprika.

    If you’re showing any of these symptoms, you should probably contact Poison Control.


    • Beth Said on:

      Perhaps the lucky shamrock on the bottom has been protecting them all these summers…


    • Cousin Sam Said on:

      Silly, Silly Brad You haven’t been watching the commodities markets, have you? Paprika futures are trading higher than oil, thanks to the Republicans. That’s why President “Great Disappointment” had no idea that gas is heading for $4 this spring. The other 3 indicators on the list are certainly poison symptoms to monitor.


      • Beth Said on:

        I’m pretty sure Lloyd only allows political statements in support of Ron Paul on his site…all other political opinions are strictly prohibited, punishable by the revoking of ukeleles.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    You know what makes the coolest design? 3 melted pacifers--various colors--in a one quart saucepan.

    Lauren, I’m cattywhumped that you don’t have this:



    • Rae Said on:

      Oooh.. I want one! If I buy now I can even get… a second one free…and three flattening bowls! For HOW much shipping and handling? Anyone want to go halves with me?


    • Deanne Said on:

      yeah, it saves space in the dishwasher… but doesn’t get clean!

      Mine fits in with my mixing bowls, so this one would actually take up more space for me.


  3. Annette Said on:

    WHOA!!! Back up!!! You’re supposed to drain lasagna noodles? Spaghetti and macaroni noodles too?


  4. Curt Said on:

    What…Colander? Isn’t it’s a strainer. Who changed the name of it? Wasn’t strainer good enough? How do you pronounce colander? Is it like Cow-lander, cause a Cowlander is a calender with pictures of cows.


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