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Elaine S: This colander replaces a similar antique colander that is aluminum. I wanted one with the feet & had it in my saved wish list for about a year. I had purchased this one for my daughter at that time & no complaints on its quality, etc. for over a year. I hang mine by its handle on a hook I have in a board on the kitchen wall above the stove.
Elizabeth: UPDATE JULY 1 2012:My brother still has his Norpro 4 quart (8.5 inch Deep) and loves it. I still have my MIU 6 quart and love it. You can still find MIU colanders, just not on Amazon.I could not decide between theNorpro Stainless Steel 5 Quart Colander, theNorpro Stainless Steel 8.5 Inch Deep Colander, and theMIU France 6-Quart Brushed Stainless Steel-Colander. So I ordered all three to compare and to pick my favorite.PROS* Compact storage size: takes up slightly less room compared to 5 or 6-quart colanders* Easily fits into my standard stainless steel sink* Beautiful construction* Holds 4 quarts, a good size for many peopleCONS* Slightly smaller handles are not quite as large and easy to grasp as the MIU France (but they are still very good handles)* Mirror finish not as highly polished as the MIU France(Also it will not fit inside my pasta stockpot due to handles, but none of the three did.)My favorite is the MIU France. I'll get to why in a moment. First, let's explore the differences and similarities between these three colanders. All are very fine colanders, and you will be happy with any of them, in my opinion.The differences in them are as follows:TheNorpro Stainless Steel 8.5 Inch Deep Colander:MEASUREMENTSI'm providing measurements here, as many shoppers want to feel like they can reach out and touch the colander. For those not into measurements, skip this section.The Norpro Stainless Steel 8.5 Inch Deep Colander is a high-quality colander that, like its larger cousin, the Norpro Stainless Steel 5 Quart Colander, easily fits into my stainless steel double sink. My house was built in the 1980s and the sink is typical for kitchens of that decade. The sink has a depth of 5 1/2 inches and inside sink width of 14 inches wide by 15 3/4 inches deep.See attached photos which show this colander, the other Norpro, and the MIU France in my sink.Colander dimensions are: 8 1/2" inside bowl diameter, just the bowl, not including the handles; 9 3/16" outside bowl diameter, just the bowl, not including the handles; approximately 11 5/8" with handles included. The handles are 1 1/4" deep at their deepest point and approximately 3 1/4" at their widest point inside the handle, not including the handle hardware. The handles are 1 1/2" deep by 3 3/4" at their widest point outside the handle, including the handle hardware.Colander height is 5 5/8" including the feet. Without the feet, just the colander from the center of the inside to the top is approximately 5 1/8". I had to eyeball this measurement, so I did the best I could. The feet are approximately 1 inch long, but because they jut out of the colander at an angle, they only raise the colander up about 1/2" from the surface on which the colander is placed.Drainage holes on the side of the colander are bigger than those on the bottom of the colander. Drainage holes on the side are just shy of 3/16" in diameter while those on the bottom are just over 1/8" in diameter. There are 300 holes along the side and 90 holes on the bottom, plenty for drainage. The bottom is 4 1/4" in diameter, a full inch narrower along the bottom than the MIU France 6-quart colander.DURABILITYThe handle is welded on. Each side of the handle appears to be welded at only two points. These points are barely visible, via a slight indentation, on the inside of the colander.I wonder if the welded points are strong enough to hold the handles in place over many years. I imagine the welding is quite strong, because I gave this exact colander to my brother several years ago, and he raves about it. He uses it a lot, for items like boiled peanuts, pasta, and black-eyed peas.OVERALL APPEARANCEThe exterior is brushed metal stainless steel, with a band of polished stainless steel approximately one inch wide at the top of the colander. The handles and feet are polished stainless.MIRROR FINISHThe interior of this colander has a mirror finish, but it's not on the same par as the MIU France. I can see my reflection in the bottom of the MIU France colander. I am unable to do that in either of the two Norpro colanders.MAKING PASTAIn lieu of a pasta insert, I like to place my colander with drained pasta inside my stockpot to keep it warm.My old colander did not have handles and fit easily inside my pasta pot. Due to the handles, this one will not fit inside my stockpot. However, none of the three did.CAPACITYThis colander holds 4 quarts. If you want a larger capacity, try the Norpro Stainless Steel 5 Quart Colander or the MIU France holds 6 quarts.As a comparison, let us look at the two other colanders.TheNorpro Stainless Steel 5 Quart Colander:This is another fine offering from Norpro. You cannot go wrong if you pick this colander. It is a 5-quart instead of a 4-quart. I don't particularly like the handles, but I have large hands. Someone with bigger hands might want to consider the MIU France.For colander dimensions and a comparison, you can read my review here:Norpro Stainless Steel 5 Quart ColanderHere is the final colander as a comparison.MIU FranceMIU-6-Quart-Brushed-Stainless-Steel-Colander:This is my favorite of the three. The handles are a lovely rounded shape and larger than the Norpro handles, making it easier for my large hands to grasp them. I can hold the handles and not touch the colander, potentially hot from scalding pasta water for example, so these larger handles could prevent kitchen accidents. The MIU France's mirror finish interior is more highly polished than that of the Norpro colanders. As the old commercial goes, I can literally see my reflection in the MIU France, but not in the Norpro.For colander dimensions and a comparison, you can read my review here:MIU-6-Quart-Brushed-Stainless-Steel-ColanderSUMMARYIn summary, all three colanders fit easily into my sink. All three take about the same kitchen cabinet space to store, with no appreciable difference, though the five and six-quart colanders are slightly higher than the four-quart model.All have similarities in construction: inner polished mirrored finishes, mirrored finish on the feet and handles, and an exterior brushed stainless steel finish with a one-inch wide band of polished stainless steel at the top.The handles are different; looking at the photos I have included of these colanders shows you that the MIU France's handles are wider and roomier, yet the Norpro handles are functional as well.All three colanders have 300 holes around their sides. The bottom hole content varies, but not enough to make a difference in their handling of any drainage of food or liquids. The bottom width varies between the three, with the narrowest bottom on the Norpro 8.5 Inch Deep colander and the widest bottom on the MIU France 6-quart colander.All are made in China, including the MIU France. This in no way detracts from their beauty or functionality. All three are excellent choices in colanders.PHOTOSSee customer images for photos of all three colanders for comparison.RECOMMENDATIONMy personal preference is the MIU FranceMIU-6-Quart-Brushed-Stainless-Steel-Colander. I prefer the larger round handles, both functional and beautiful. The mirror finish is more highly polished. Also, since all three take approximately the same storage space, I would go ahead and spring for a 6-quart. That way you will be able to drain larger amounts of food should the need arise.I highly recommend all three of these colanders, with an edge to my top pick, the MIU France 6-Quart Brushed Stainless-Steel Colander. However, if you choose thisNorpro Stainless Steel 8.5 Inch Deep Colander, you have purchased a high quality colander that will last you for years.
Gryphon: This colander has good construction, a brightly-polished interior, sturdy handles and feet, and a nice spread on the drain holes. Perfect for everything from draining pasta to rinsing fruit.For the RVer or tiny house owner -- this mid-size colander fits perfectly in my 15" bar sink, which I have in my RV.
J. Mcginnis: Very very nice. Very handsome and good finish. I chose this one because it is taller and more narrow than most colanders. And the size is not overwhelming -- I would not have wanted anything larger so the size is the greatest part for me. Just a real nice colander that looks like it will last a very long time.
John Schultz: This is a great colander. It is very heavy duty and very deep. I like the wide handles on it because you can place it on top of a pot lined with cheese cloth for straining. We have also used it for a large steamer. place it on top of a stockpot with boiling water-instant steamer. Holds about 1.5 pounds of shrimp.