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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: 10029419101495
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Vollrath 47969 Specs
Height 4 1/4 Inches
Top Diameter 13 5/16 Inches
Capacity 8 qt.
Color Silver
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Handle Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Shape Round
Style With Base
Type Colanders

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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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Vollrath 47969 Details

Easily drain, strain, and wash fresh produce with the help of this Vollrath 47969 8 qt. stainless steel colander with 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: 13 5/16"
Height: 4 1/4"
Capacity: 8 qt.

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  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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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. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 47969 8 Qt. Stainless Steel Colander with Handles

    4.7 stars from 34 reviews

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    This colander is very pretty and matches great with my kitchen. It's a good size to wash large amounts of fruits or vegetables. It fits inside the kitchen cabinet too.
    This does the job perfectly for us. It has held up well over the last couple of months being used every day. The only slight issue would be it doesn't seem to be held together very strongly on the bottom welds.
    WOW.. this 8 qt stainless steel footed colander is super sized. No more worrying about not having a large enough one for pasta anymore. It is made very strong. A must have every place you cook.
    Wish the holes were a bit bitter to strain things a bit better but for the price it gets the job done. Lightweight but seems durable.
    This colander is a great tool to have for rinsing and daring many food products, it cleans up pretty good too, just make sure to clean the base good as food wants to hide here.
    if you are looking to drain the water from something, look no further! the 8qt size is good for medium size kitchen jobs. its a bit thin but i don't have a problem with that.
    Glad to have this for easy use for my kitchen this 8 qt stainless steel footed colander are realy greal and well made good enough this size to drane my pasta
    This colander is huge, just what I need to prep my salads in a jar for my lunch for the week. Great for draining pasta too, I used to have a plastic one and always felt uneasy pouring boiling pasta water into it. This one works better.
    Very sturdy and good thick quality, easy to clean. We use this for draining greens and pasta. I really like that it's stainless steel and will not rust.
    I just used this to wash and drain 10 lbs of potatoes for making latkes. It is very useful especially for large amounts of things to be washed and drained. I am very happy that it is somewhat heavy and sturdy in order to handle the weight of larger amounts.
    Very happy with this colander. The size is good for larger batches and excellent for home canning preparations, the foot makes it very stable in the sink or on the counter, the handles stay cool when filled with hot food and the finish encourages me to hang it on the wall for storage and decor. Rugged without being heavy. Highly recommend.
    Not the best made colander, but it sure is convenient and at an especially good price point so that you can have several on hand as needed to get the food prep tasks completed.
    Overall I'm happy with this 8qt footed colander. It fits in the kitchen sink to allow it to drain and it fits in the dishwasher without interfering with the spinny water things. I would like a couple extra holes near where the flat part of the bowl starts to curve up because the bowl can sometimes stay wet near the bottom while draining. If you're preping into pans with a drain pan then this isn't even an issue.
    Just large enough to rest on the edge of my divided residential kitchen sink. Personally, the size of the holes is just right. If they were larger, it would drain faster than the sink. The way this one works is perfect. I can drain something and walk away without fear of a back up Into the bottom of the colander.
    these are awesome for me a must have easy to hold light weight easy clean I use it for draining pasta and also to wash my fruits
    These work amazing when draining pasta or veggies. Perfect size to fit in the sink, the drain holes are just about the right size to drain the juices fast. Perfect for the price.
    I always use this colander for straining vegetables in my salad. The colander is rather large, and can hold quite a lot of loose lettuce with ease. It is not only light-weight but offers an aesthetically pleasing mirror-finish that never seems to dull!
    Very easy to clean, and very light. Its pretty durable and has a good price compared to regular stores for home kitchens. It can hold a lot too!
    The 8 qt. stainless steel footed colander is huge! The price was reasonable and the quality is good. The only thing I noticed was the base seemed a little loose while I was unpacking the product. Overall though I think it was a good buy.
    Easy to clean. Light and durable. I use it to wash and drain fruits and vegetables. I also used it to strain cooked rice. The handles and size makes it easy to place over the sink.
    This is a great colander for draining pasta and cooked vegetables. Great size for large batches. It has feet that make it easy to drain quicker.
    The 8 Qt. Stainless Steel Footed Colonder is great. You will never have to buy another one, to replace it. With it's satin finish, It shines and won't crack, and is dent resistence. I love mine.
    These 8qt colanders are a must in any kitchen. Very well made and will last forever. Good for cleaning anything in the kitchen that need draining.
    The 8 Qt. Stainless Steel Footed Colander is Great. We love our colander it won't crack like the plastic one's .You can drain anything in it hot or cold.Easy to clean and will last forever.
    Impressed with the quality of the colander, sturdy and holds lots of pasta. More reasonably priced than the home supply stores. Would order again if needed.
    I bought this to use for making Cheese. It does an excellant job draining the curds. The price was perfect and a great deal. If your into cheesemaking this is super.
    Colanders are great for all sorts of tasks! This 8 quart footed colander is perfect for washing fruit and vegetables quickly as well as draining pasta or boiled potatoes!!!
    Love the large size of this stainless colander, and the fact that it has a nice sturdy base is a real plus. The handles are useful and makes using it a breeze.
    These are good utilitarian colanders, they were a bit shallower and wider than I expected but I still love having a lot, especially good for washing greens.
    I love these colanders! In order to save money we bought plastic ones and found ourselves replacing them only months later. These seem to hold up well and have a great capacity for our use.
    The thing I like the best about this colander is that it fits across my kitchen sink perfectly! However, I do agree with another reviewer that it could have more holes in the bottom of it for better draining.
    Bought three different sizes and each are very serviceable in the kitchen. I use them daily as we are pasta eaters, etc. Remember to clean after each use to preserve finish. Patricia, Front Royal, VA
    The 8qt colander is a great addition to any kitchen. The colander has a good finish on it and the handles are also handy making it easy to move with a full load.
    This size is big enough for most commercial kitchen jobs, and about the largest you'd ever need in the home kitchen. It looks great, and it's sturdy, but not too heavy. I'd give it five stars if it just had a few more holes--it drains a little slowly.

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