Rated 3 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by etcss New Purchase for one purpose, tomato paste After straining out the seeds from crushed tomatoes, I used this to separate excess liquid from the rendered sauce; rendering the basis for homemade seedless tomato paste. I was very pleased with the result. I used Dei Fratelli crushed tomatoes and Sunbeam's matching 6" Mesh Strainer (Model # 61408), all three bought at Walmart to start the process. The resulting paste allowed me to add minimal sugar and salt, and one can yielded two 14" pizzas. This tool enabled me to minimize and control the amount of liquid before baking the tomato product. 11/08/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by stopasking41 Pretty look but poor engineering design Bought this 2 weeks ago. Aside from the nice stainless steel look, this is a disappointing, poorly designed strainer when it comes to liquidy food. Cleaning it after the first time use, I saw food particles still trapped underneath the tight stainless steel grooves/ridge connecting to the mesh. I tried picking the food out from underneath the ridge with a toothpick under running water, tried soaking it for days with soapy hot water to loosen the food to no success. Even 2 weeks later there's still some food stuck in there and some residue left on the mesh itself after scrubbing with a soapy rough-sided sponge. The mesh is really fine so I wouldn't recommend trying to strain anything more than liquids or fine powder. If you're trying to strain liquid with food bits, watch out because it will be a headache to clean. I regret that I didn't notice the way it was designed before I threw away the label/packaging and used it because I would've returned it in a heartbeat. 05/29/2014