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  • Wooden handle keeps cool to touch
  • Built-in hanger hook for easy storage
  • Strain water, oil, and other liquids
  • Deep pocket to secure noodles
  • Sturdy stainless steel wiring
UPC Code: 789313268818

Drain water, oil, and other liquids for your individual pasta portions with this 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" stainless steel pasta strainer / blanching basket with wood handle!

Perfect for your restaurant, cafeteria, or other commercial kitchen, this stainless steel pasta strainer / blanching basket will make cooking your pasta dishes effortless! Its durable stainless steel construction and outer framework on the top wiring make this strainer extremely sturdy so you can efficiently and easily strain noodles.

Wooden Handle

Also known as a noodle skimmer, this strainer's small size is meant to be held during use rather than being sat in the pot. With that in mind, this strainer boasts a wooden handle to help provide a cooler touch to the hand and protect users from extreme heat.

Hanger Hook

Complete with a built-in hanger hook, this strainer allows for space-efficient storage in your kitchen! Hang it from an above rack to keep it out of your work space and away from possible contamination.

Deep Pocket

This pasta strainer's deep pocket ensures noodles stay contained in the strainer. Whether it's spaghetti, ziti, fettuccini, or even lo mein, this strainer can handle the job.

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What's the difference between a riveted and a welded handle?
A riveted handle is connected by small metal pieces (called rivets) that are crushed between the handle and the pan body to attach them together. This type of handle is more common on copper and aluminum cookware.

For a handle to be welded, the metal must first be melted and then adhered to the pan body. This creates a strong bond that leaves little to no space in between, so bacteria and other food crumbs can’t collect and cause sanitation issues. Both are long lasting solutions for fry and sauce pan handles because they are durable and can withstand heat.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Diameter: 5 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 5 1/2 Inches
Handle Dimensions:
  • Length: 8 3/4 Inches



Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Stainless Steel Pasta Strainer/Blanching Basket with Wood Handle

    4.8 stars from 28 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I bought four of these for pasta and realized they aren't going to work in my pan. However, my cook found that they work great in the fryer. She loves to use them with small orders of curds tucked in with fries. Really inexpensive too.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    These things are great! For the price point they are beyond great. We only run one pasta dish during the winter and early spring season so this little guy is perfect. I did have to sand it down just a touch after a couple of months and I assume the health department may have issues with the wood on it but so far so good.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    So inexpensive, unbelievable , high quality basket for pasta , veg. or whatever you need to blanch or boil. I don't see how they can sell them so cheap!
    This pasta basket or strainer can hold a good amount of noodles and the holes aren't too big to where the noodles can fall out of it. Good buy
    I use this kitchen tool every time I blanch vegetables. You could also use for straining purposes, but I wouldn’t recommend that because it isn’t very wide. Perfect for blanching.
    Works great! The wood in the handle doesn't stay nice for long, but the rest of the construction is really nice. The metal framework is very nice and thick.
    For the price these are unbeatable! And as for the quality they are great! These pasta strainers work extremely well. The only complaint I have is that the handles get very very hot. I put silicone sleeves on mine when using them.
    Not the best product i have purchased, i guess you got what you paid for, its hard to clean because of the screen hole is so tiny!
    The 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" wood handled stainless steel baskets are a great deal! Wether cooking pasta or blanching vegetables these are worth every penny.
    I love these baskets. They are well made and easy to use. They have a nice hook to keep them from falling in the pot. Only complaint is that the basket is round and fairly large so it's hard to get two baskets in a pot unless you're using a bigger pot like a 20 quart. Definitely recommend though.
    Stainless steel pasta strainer is pretty cool I like the shape of it fits inside of my pot instead of having to put it on top I really like it and it was very inexpensive and shipped to my home very quickly from this website
    This makes balancing so easy so that you don't have to drain your water. I also have used this for frying small pieces such as tortilla strips or garlic. The handle could be improved though- feels like it could come off.
    these are really great. I love how fine mesh the strainer is. The water quickly pours out of it. Very good quality, and really good price.
    This basket has pros and cons. The con is that the base is kind of small which makes it top heavy along with having a slightly rounded bottom means that if you do not get it hooked on the side of the pot it will tip over and the noodles spill out. The pro is it strains all the water out of the basket quickly unlike many others I have used. Another pro is that it doesn't have a plastic handle that can melt in the high heat of a sauté station. I have been on the fence about if I would order this again but then one of my cooks came and asked me to buy him another one for his station so it looks like the pros did outweigh the one con.
    Incredible for the price. I use these to blanch vegetables, velvet meats and for individual portions of pasta and ramen. The little basket hook is very useful for hanging on the side of a pot. Would be nice to have a square design in this price range.
    Works great for blanching vegetables, straining soups or stocks. The lip on the side of the basket comes in handy when you need to hang it of the side of a pot.
    More useful than I originally, I love this thing, it's got so many uses, pasta, or straining my tea, oh gosh I love it, im happy with my order.
    Nice product, great for cooking pasta , blanching vegetables. Easy to clean, great for single servings of pasta. Well made. Good price. All around great product
    this is a great little basket for smaller amounts of things that you need to blance or fry. i use it for herbs and smaller items that might otherwise be a pain to fish out of a blanching pot. all in all it's a good deal and a solid piece of equipment
    Excellent tool that does just what is advertised. Very heavy duty for the price, I see myself using this for years to come. A steal!
    We love this blancher/strainer. Use it at the shop to cook up individual portion vegetables, noodle and meat ball. Good in water/soup or hot oil. The wood handle keeps it cool and the basket is very good quality stainless steel mesh.
    I tried to use this to cook rice noodles, but the opening diameter was a little to big for my use. It use for nicely over a pot of boiling water on the stove, just too big for counter hot pots.
    These are high quality baskets that work very well for our pasta. We freeze thin spaghetti that we have cooked for three minutes, then pop the frozen pasta into these baskets and cook for 3 minutes more. Perfectly al dente pasta every time.
    5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Stainless Steel Pasta Strainer/Blanching Basket with Wood Handle good for flash boiling veggies and i'm using is for tea... yah kinda groovy
    Amazing price! I use these as pasta strainers and they work great! Over time they do need to be replaced but for this incredible price who cares.
    I was a little weary about the wood handle on this but it's a nice fine grain wood and is lacquered to keep moisture (and bacteria) out. The basket works great and the tall cylindrical shape is perfect for blanching then shocking in ice water.
    This blanching basket is great for not only cooking pasta or noodles, but for greens as well. It's good for use doing service because it's handle doesn't get hot.
    these easy awesome one 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Stainless Steel Pasta Strainer/Blanching Basket with Wood Handle great for blanching noodles vegetables and more easy work

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