A mesh colander (wire mesh colander) that is useful for draining washed vegetables and boiled noodles. Taking advantage of the fact that the net frayed little by little, I bought a punching ball (punching colander) as a substitute.
What is a punching ball?
A punching ball is a ball with small holes evenly drilled. Since it is not mesh-like, there is no need to worry about it fraying or tearing. It is developed from various manufacturers, and the author chose "Kai KAI Punching Ball (18 cm)".
When I used it to drain vegetables, there was no problem. When I put the spaghetti in, it fell off one of the holes, but it was acceptable. When washing after use, the impression that the tableware sponge is less likely to be damaged than the mesh colander. Unlike the wire, it is also a nice point that it does not bend immediately.
What are the precautions?
After using it several times, I felt that "the drainage is less good than that of a mesh colander." Since there are more flat surfaces than wires, it seems that water tends to remain inside the ball.
In addition, there are also necks such as "because the holes are large, small ingredients such as rice can easily flow out" and "cannot be used for sifting powder or rubbing liquid". Both the punching ball and the mesh colander have advantages and disadvantages, and the author came to the conclusion that it is convenient to have both.
It's not like "I don't need a mesh colander anymore!", But it's a punching ball that's easy to use for a long time. If you are worried that the colander's net has frayed, why not give it a try?