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  • Features a dependable stainless steel construction
  • All-welded design eliminates places for food and bacteria to collect
  • Strong side handles allow for easy transport
  • Full-ring base offers extra stability and encourages optimal sanitation
  • Perfect for draining and straining produce or pasta
UPC Code:029419101504
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Vollrath 47974 Specs
Height5 1/2 Inches
Top Diameter16 5/16 Inches
Capacity14 qt.
Color Silver
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Handle Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Shape Round
Style With Base
Type Colanders
Weight Standard

Customer questions about this product

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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Vollrath 47974 Details

Easily drain, strain, and wash fresh produce with the help of this Vollrath 47974 14 qt. stainless steel colander with base and handles. Featuring a dependable stainless steel construction, this item is built to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use in high-volume consumer traffic environments. While its full-ring base provides added stability when set on countertops, tables, or sinks, its small holes are perfect for rinsing or straining fruits, vegetables, and even pasta.

Boasting a convenient all-welded design, this item eliminates places for harmful bacteria and food particles to hide. Its strong side handles also guarantee a secure grip and allow for easy transport from your sink to your prep table and anywhere in between. Designed to boost the efficiency of your back-of-house operation, this item is a must-have addition to any busy commercial kitchen!

Overall Dimensions:
Top Diameter: 16 3/16"
Height: 5 1/2"
Capacity: 14 qt.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. Your warranty will be voided if installed in non-commercial or residential applications.

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3.9 stars from 20 reviews


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Customer Reviews


We finally decided to buy some of these after our last ones gave out. Haven't had any issues with them so far. Have held up nicely. It's nice to have a large colander on hand.

Ross T. from Toni's Depot on 03/11/2016

This 13 Qt. Stainless Steel Footed Colander was a miracle come true. It was large enough for me to drain my pasta and the convenient handles made it perfect to manage.

Gerald L. from Innovations Unlimited on 10/26/2015

This is a good size colander, however, it is made a little flimsy. It arrived with the bottom crushed in, but popped back into place.

Jennifer B. on 10/20/2015

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact with you regarding the issues you have with this colander.

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Every kitchen needs a big colander for washing, draining and more. Buy this one, its super cheap and super great. Will be back for more ( sizes)

Eric H. on 09/14/2015

I don't much care for this colander. There's too few holes, so anything that packs down a bit (e.g. flat noodles, vs say penne) don't drain well. Tried to drain fresh soft cheese and yogurt in cheesecloth in this colander, and it barely drained at all due to too few holes. Is a very thin gauge steel too, flimsy seeming. For an economy colander for light duty, a fairy good deal, but not so good for heavier duty usage.

Joshua V. from Woven Meadows on 08/26/2015

I actually do not really enjoy this colander. Although it is large and can fit a lot inside...water seems to pool and not completely drain out of the bottom. Also for being such a large bowl, it is rather shallow. I wish it was deeper and the holes were a liitle closer together

Meredith C. on 04/28/2015


Sergio A. from UVAVERDE on 12/06/2014

Very happy with this colander. The size is good for washing large batches of vegetables and excellent for home canning preparations, the foot makes it very stable in the sink or on the counter, and the finish encourages me to hang it on the wall for storage and decor. Filled with fruit it makes a great centerpiece and catches the kids attention at snack time. Rugged without being heavy. Highly recommend.

Kareen D. on 12/02/2014

What a beast! This thing is huge! And very very well made! I was surprised at the quality based upon the price I paid for it. I would only have wished that the foot was a bit taller as when you put a full load of pasta and water in it, it overflows before it drains away... a taller foot would allow for more rapid draining I think.

Sean A. from AWG Private Chefs on 11/06/2014

Great for big jobs- the colander is wider than it is deep however it will hold a lot. I would have preferred done a little deeper and less wide but it will get the job done.

Kristin V. from Confections By Kristin on 11/05/2014

Not extremely durable. have ordered two of these and the handles and the bottom stand both fell off. The colander can still be used over a bowl but it is nice to have the handles as they fit a three compartment sink.

Misty R. from R Bistro & Pastry on 11/03/2014

Thank you for your review! We are sorry that the handles and base of your colander broke off. For a larger, more durable colander, try this 16 qt. Aluminum Colander with a sturdy base.

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These are nice. We don't use them often at our restaurant but they are great to have especially for the price we paid for them.

Andrea H. on 10/10/2014

This colander will get the job done but the handles fell off the first time i used it. The metal feels a little thin and it dents easily. The handles will not hold weight and are secured only by weak glue.

James M. from Daily Grinders on 08/15/2014

Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear the handles broke; please contact our Customer Solutions Team if you are concerned with your purchase. This colander is an excellent value, if you would like to try a more durable option, check out the 16 Qt. aluminum colander with base which has many positive reviews.

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Based on the reviews I purchased this colander for my creamery. I did not even complete prewashing when the handle on one side fell off. Very poor soldering.

Lynn M. from Wood'n Goat Garden on 10/15/2013

Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear this. If you are ever unhappy with a purchase, our Customer Solutions team is always available to help.

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This is a solid colander. There's nothing too special about it but it does the job. I like that it is wide enough to hang the handles across one compartment of the sink, so it is suspended. All in all a good buy!

Jefferson G. from Rainbow Bakery on 08/13/2013

The 13 QT. Stainless Steel Colander. It is great for straining those big pasta dishes. It is rust proof. Just wash with warm soapy water and dry. Keeps that perfect shine.

Angela H. on 11/15/2012

This colander was the best price for the size. Compared to my local restaurant supply store and even other big box stores, this was the best price around. Great product.

Christopher C. from Just Eat This Catering on 08/21/2012

Great colander for the price. Not a real heavy item which is nice if I am using it for produce or pasta. Wish there were a few more holes...has held up great with repeated uses and washes.

Jennifer V. from Jazzy Rupert's Cafe on 08/13/2012

Good quality, reasonably priced piece colander. We use this every day and it has held up well for over 7 months. Would definitely buy another as a replacement.

Kevin S. on 06/05/2012

Professional quality colander, very useful for straining hot foods, or washing and draining large quantities of fruits or vegetables. Washes and dries easily. A necessity for any kitchen.

Patsy S. from Somethin' Sweet on 11/13/2011

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