Use colanders to prevent grease splatters
Sick of cleaning grease splatters off the stovetop after frying up your favourite dish? Prevent them altogether by inverting a large metal colander over the frying pan. The holes will let heat escape, but the colander will trap the splatters. Exercise caution, as the metal colander will be hot – use an oven mitt or tea towel to remove it.
Keep cooked pasta warm
Does your pasta get cold too fast after it’s been served up? To keep it warmer longer, heat the serving bowl first. Place a colander in the bowl, pour the pasta and water into the colander and let the hot water stand in the bowl for a few seconds to heat it. Pour out the water, add the pasta and sauce, and you’re ready to serve.
Organise bathtub toys
Don’t let the bathtub look like another messy toy box. After each bath, collect your child’s small bath toys in a large colander and store it on the edge of the tub. The water will drain from the toys, and they’ll be neatly stowed away for next time.
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