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OXO SteeL Cocktail Strainer [Kitchen] (japan import)
- Elegant brushed stainless steel
- Raised lip prevents liquids from dripping down sides of glass forcing liquid through spring
- Dishwasher safe
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Size: Set of 1 | Color Name: Silver
The OXO Steel Cocktail Strainer is an essential addition to your barware collection. Designed without and extended handle to work with the natural grasp of your hand. The raised lip on the Strainer prevents liquids from dripping down the sides of glasses, forcing liquid to strain through the spring.
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heavy metal and short handle keeps the weight over the shaker so it doesn't want to jump out and or spill your hard earned cocktail ingredients over your bar and/or guests.
Sometimes my finger naturally finds that little rubber nipple like the divine bartending gods have inspired my hands with the mythical motions of magical mixology. and sometimes not, but I don't care.
It makes cocktails taste better.
Okay maybe not, but it is the best I've seen, if someone makes a better one that doesn't cost $100 I'll probably buy it, but then again this does keep ice out of my drink when I pour, so it might just be the last Hawthorne strainer you'll ever buy, go ahead just buy one.
Well designed products are easy to use even for people that don't really know what they're doing because they've been designed in a way that makes them more difficult to use wrong than right.
I've seen a lot of strainers that come with long handles and look great sitting in a crock with your handled jigger and special stirring spoons, but watching people use them makes you realize how poorly designed they are. The long handle means people hold the strainer far from the glass. Not only does that make it a two handed job, but the long lever arm on the strainer makes it less stable and makes them more likely to slip it off and spill their drink.
A good strainer should be difficult to accidentally have slip off your drink when the spring is engaged inside the rim of the shaker glass. But the long handled strainers provide less of a hint about which side should face the glass because you can hold them just as easily with the spring out and the spring in.
The Oxo strainer doesn't have a handle (well at least not more than a nub) and the finger rest shows the user where they should be putting pressure to hold the strainer to the glass. By directing the user to face the spring into the glass and place pressure in the middle of the strainer to hold it to the glass, the Oxo strainer becomes much more difficult to use wrong (trying to hold it on by the handle nub would be incredibly cumbersome and turning it backwards would hide the finger indentation) than it is to use right. In my opinion thats just good design.
Beyond the design the strainer seems to be made from quality materials. The metal on the strainer's base is closer to the thickness of a bleacher seat or old tanker desk than it is to a tin can (laugh but I've held some flimsy strainers). The spring is stiff so it holds tight to your glass and holds up to being removed for cleaning. The finger pad is heat resistant and seems to hold up fine in the dishwasher.
Overall its a great little strainer.
Its easy to use
Its made from materials that will last
and when someone eventually nabs it from a party as a souvenir I'll be back to buy another
With the exception of the spring, the design is great, and strains well.
Go with the Bonny cocktail strainer instead if you're looking to spend this type of money on a hawthorne. SAME EXACT DESIGN but with a larger spring that allows a more secure fit.