We use this as our default strainer now for all cooking, and we cook a lot. The only time we need to bust out the huge colanders is when we're cooking with our pot that has a large curved lip/flange all around the top that's about 1/2" wide. This only clips on to normal, thin pot rims. This fits very flexibly on large and small pots, and has held up great in the dishwasher, and takes up sop much less space in use, in cleaning, and in storage than the big colanders. Just great!
I've had this item for a few weeks now and I've used it almost every day. I love this thing. I used to never drain my ground beef because it was so much work to get out my big strainer and use and clean that, but this has made it way easier. This thing is pretty easy to clean, grease and oil still stick to it like no other, but at least there are no books or crannies for the food to get stuck to. I've hardly used my other strainer unless I need the food to sit in the sink for a bit, this one is my new go to. Highly recommend, a good investment
I am so happy I purchased this strainer. I was really tired of trying to lure an unsuspecting (yet hungry) family member to hold the strainer so I didn't burn my hands or dump the pasta or vegetables into the sink. This strainer is a time and aggravation saver. It's kind of small, so I wasn't sure I would like it, but it even works on my large (8 qt & up) pots. I have some Revere pots with the rolled lid and Kitchenaid that flare out a bit. The strainer works great on both. I have used this several times and it has never slipped off. I usually cook 1 pound of pasta at a time and it holds up well. I like the flexibility of the strainer to work with varied sizes .The other good thing is that this hardly takes up any space at all. There is some exposed metal (the clips). I have been hand washing immediately, vigorously shaking the water off and drying the exposed metal to prevent rusting. A worthwhile purchase!
This product is fantastic. I used it to drain my spaghetti meat first and then popped it off one pan and put it on the water/noodles and it held up nicely while I dumped the water into the sink.
One thing to note - it may not fit all kinds of pans well. My teal pan has a bit of a lip and the part you squeeze on the clip attachment was slightly difficult to get settled, there isn't a lot of room or give when you squeeze to attach it. It did work and I'm adding this item to my list as a great idea for future gifts to family/friends.
This item is fantastic! The primary pot on which I use the SNAP'N STRAIN is a non-stick stock pot that has a somewhat unusual "lipped" edge. Thus, I was a bit apprehensive that the SNAP'N STRAIN would not snap securely in place. Although it's a bit of a tight fit, it does snap in place and hold securely to the non-stick sides of the pot. I can now strain pasta from the boiling pot by simply holding the pot's handles and not have to hold a strainer in place -- no more burned hands! I just received the product, so I can't really attest to its durability. However, I have other silicon cooking utensils and know that they hold up extremely well to high temperatures and extensive usage (unlike my previous PLASTIC strainer that simply cracked and fell apart after a couple years of use).
Works as advertised. I have both, straight sided pots and pots with a curved lip for pouring. They're both, high quality, thick walled pots, not thin, like some others. I only say this to address some other reviews that state that this product wouldn't fit on their curved pots because the clip doesn't open wide enough. Well, it won't if you try to push straight down over the curved edge but it will if you slide the clip on from the side of the pot and then push over and down, once the clip is on the edge of the pot. Anyway, it's a great gadget that we use often.