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Plastic Strainer

SKU: 4075
Plastic Strainer with Nylon Mesh

Availability: In stock

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2.5" Plastic Strainer
$3.99
3.5" Plastic Strainer
$6.99
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Perfect for straining kefir and kombucha!

  • Materials: BPA-free (handle plastic type PP).
  • High-quality plastic with nylon-mesh strainer.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Two sizes available.
  • Progressus Brand.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Dimensions: Small Strainer: 2.5 inches, holds about 1/4 cups | Large Strainer:  3.5 inches, holds about 3/4 cups

 

 

       


Shannon

 

Why I Love This Product

These plastic strainers are one of my favorite tools for making both milk and water kefir. They easily catch the grains and fit over a wide-mouth mason jar lid with just a bit of overhang. Because there is no metal involved, I don't have to worry about the acids in these beverages reacting with the metal, leaching, or damaging the grains at all. Once I've strained the water kefir grains through this strainer and added them to a fresh batch of sugar water, I like to use this strainer to juice lemons and limes through to catch the seeds. This allows me to use one tool for straining the water kefir grains and then flavoring them with delicious fresh citrus juices. 

Shannon, CFH Content Writer

 

 



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16 Reviews For "Plastic Strainer"

  1. Love it!

    by Grantiss on 09 Fri,2013

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    I've used my plastic mesh strainer nearly every day for about 2 months, with no sign of wear and tear. It is very fine and is perfect for straining kefir grains. I need more, though, since I'll be straining my first batch of kombucha soon! Wish me luck!

  2. Plastic Strainer

    by Lily on 11 Thu,2013

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    Love these strainer. I've even bought some for gifting to others as there a must to have.

  3. Great product, perfect for Kefir

    by Emma on 11 Thu,2013

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    We have been making kefir for about 2 months now - and two indispensable items are a funnel and these strainers. At first the smaller strainer did the job, but as the grains have grown and our production has increased, the larger size is preferable and works perfectly with a funnel. Can't go wrong!

  4. Great Strainer, could be larger

    by garberark on 11 Tue,2013

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    The strainer works great and is very durable. For making milk Keefer, which can get some thickness, it would be better to have a larger strainer, I could use one at least twice as big or about the size of a typical kitchen strainer.

  5. love it

    by irdfoxygrl on 12 Wed,2013

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    So glad to have this strainer. It is difficult to find a fine mesh plastic strainer, this is so useful.

  6. love it

    by irdfoxygrl on 12 Wed,2013

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    So glad to have this strainer. It is difficult to find a fine mesh plastic strainer, this is so useful.

  7. love it

    by irdfoxygrl on 12 Wed,2013

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    So glad to have this strainer. It is difficult to find a fine mesh plastic strainer, this is so useful.

  8. Perfect for Kefir and better than other options I tried

    by RobinPage on 01 Mon,2014

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    I've been using this plastic strainer for kefir weekly for a year. I was new to making kefir, but had been making yogurt for two years (low tech, not in a yogurt maker). Before buying I wanted to ensure I be successful and happy making kefir. I tried three methods-- none was as easy or successful as the strainer. Initially, when working with small amounts of kefir, I poured the liquid in a shallow pool on a dark flat plate, and separated it by hand. Works well enough for small amounts. I then tried a finely woven cheese cloth (not the mesh type). This worked well when I wrung it, but removing the grains from the cloth was difficult and messy. I also tried a very fine stainless steel sieve I already owned. As noted elsewhere, the mesh must be fine, which occurs in only expensive sieves. Ditto for the fine mesh size. Plus, when scraping the developing grains off the sieve I worried I was mashing/cutting them and not retrieving them. True, I could have turned the sieve over and rinsed with fresh milk, but that would involved getting another bowl dirty and require more milk. I often let the grains sit for a few days in a small amount of fresh milk before starting another large batch. Not only does this strainer work, in a year of heavy use, it hasn't torn, deformed, or gotten funky. I wash it by hand right after using it. Go ahead and buy it when you buy your first grains.

  9. Really couldn't find one locally...

    by Carole J on 01 Tue,2014

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    I got the larger strainer which fits perfectly on my 2 cup liquid measuring cup. The smaller one I think would fit perfectly on a mason jar? I may order one of those in the future. I imagine if I had driven all over town maybe all over Central Florida I may have found one locally...but my time is precious and just to be able to order it here and so reasonably priced. Thank you for having the supplies.

  10. Great for straining kombucha but not raw milk Kefir

    by Missy on 06 Thu,2014

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    I bought two of these strainers to use in my daily kefir making. I use raw milk and it is so thick there is no way this strainer works for that. I had to go to a large plastic colander that I still have to stir and push to get the kefir to go through. Great strainers, just not for kefir made with thick raw milk. I use them when I second ferment my kombucha. Grandkids don't like drinking drinks with things floating around, so I filter their cups with this strainer.

    I see I'm not the only one who would love to see a less fine plastic mesh.

  11. Perfect for kefir

    by Kelly on 12 Tue,2014

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    I got the 2.5" strainer and it's been perfect for water kefir. This is exactly what I needed!

  12. Works great!

    by Maria on 01 Sun,2015

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    I use my 2 1/2" strainer to strain my milk kefir grains. The strainer conveniently fits over a wide mouth mason jar and catches the grains perfectly. It does take a few minutes to work the coagulated kefir through the strainer though. But the final product is well worth the time, so I wouldn't be without this strainer.

  13. very handy

    by Marian on 05 Tue,2015

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    What a great little strainer! I use it for filtering kombucha when I pour a serving of second fermentation from its flip-top bottle. It catches yeast strands well. Easy to clean, too.

  14. Perfect!

    by Grandma Janet on 09 Tue,2015

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    I use this in making water kefir, and it's perfect. At first I thought it was silly to send away for a strainer when I have plenty of strainers in my kitchen. That was, until I started finding various bits of foreign matter mixed with the kefir grains. I studied my other strainers and they ALL have an area at the junction between the mesh and the rim where matter gets trapped; it is difficult to clean. THIS strainer has a perfectly smooth junction between the rim and the mesh. It is easy to clean, easy to transfer the kerir grains without any getting caught in the rim. I would not want to be without it.

  15. Great Strainer

    by trainerbill on 02 Sat,2016

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    Love this strainer, was using a stainless steel one but the mesh was too large. This is finer and my tiny water kefir grains now don't pass through and I'm seeing the quantity increase. Soon i'll be able to give some to friends who enjoy my flavored sparkling probiotic beverage that I give them. And I'll make sure they get this strainer!

  16. Fine little sieve

    by Alex on 01 Mon,2014

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    Works great for water kefir. The milk kefir tends to clot. I'd like to see a sieve with a larger mesh for milk kefir straining.

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  • From Trisha at 1/14/2015 4:38 AM
    • I am looking for a strainer 1/8 inch (or 2mm) in hole size for my kefir grains. What size is this strainer?
    • The spaces in this strainer are approximately 1mm, or less than 1/16 inch.
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  • From Jayme at 12/16/2014 2:53 AM
    • Is this strainer BPS and phthalate free as well?
    • Yes, our plastic strainers are BPS and Phthalate-Free.
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  • From Karen at 7/16/2014 5:22 PM
    • The review said that it fits over a wide-mouth canning jar, which size do I need to work with the wide-mouth canning jar?

      Thanks!
    • The smaller size (2.5") fits most comfortably in the opening of a wide mouth canning jar.
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  • From Andee at 1/29/2014 9:44 PM
    • Is it recommended to designate a separate strainer for kombucha, and another for kefir? Or is just one okay?
    • While a separate strainer for each product is more convenient and lowers the risk of cross-contamination between fermenting products, as long as you clean it thoroughly between uses, a single strainer should be fine.
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  • From RUHUA at 9/3/2013 12:29 PM
    • The size of 2-1/2" or 3-1/2" refers to the diameter or radius? Thanks!
    • This measurement is for the inside diameter of each strainer.
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  • From Bernie at 5/11/2013 8:52 PM
    • Do I need a plastic strainer for kiefer grains? Can I use a metal strainer?
    • It is best to avoid metal with kefir grains. The only metal that CAN be used is stainless steel, but typically the holes in a stainless steel strainer will be too large to catch the small kefir grains.
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