Thread: Dinner Plates
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:10 PM
Cartoonacy Cartoonacy is offline
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Originally Posted by DesertDog View Post
Ages ago I'd bought (at Williams Sonoma I think) a stainless steel mesh cylinder for cooking pasta in. It was sized to fit in a stock pot and had a bail on the top so you could lift it out when the pasta was done, a lot easier than dumping a hot, heavy pot through a colander. It was crushed during a move recently and I'd been looking for a replacement. "Pasta strainer" yielding nothing like what I was looking for. Then I tried "pasta basket." Bingo.
Sometimes people overthink these things. I just Googled the exact words you used to describe it -- "stainless steel mesh cylinder for cooking pasta in," but without quotes -- and found it right away.