Food Strainer

A food strainer is a machine by which fruits and vegetables can easily and quickly be converted into fresh pastes without being peeled or cored. This can be used to make healthy homemade sauces, jams, wines, juices and puree for baby food. Unnecessary/excess seeds and skin are also effortlessly separated from the food. People can enjoy fresh, healthy and nutritious juices at home without any hassle.

If proper care is taken, food strainers can last for a long time. Food strainers which are made of aluminum are good in quality and can easily be cleaned and stored. On the other hand, vintage food strainers are very authentic and stylish, but they come at a very high price. In a specific food strainer, a nylon spiral and hopper are more preferred because it does not rust easily. When making jellies, muslin is used to collect the juice and separate it from the pulp. These machines can continuously remove unwanted seeds and skins from fruits and vegetables thorugh its screens. In some food strainers, additional screens are available to remove unwanted seeds and skins from multiple fruits and vegetables simultaneously.

Food strainers should be used by following these steps:

  1. First of all, the food strainer should be checked for any unclean and defective parts to make sure it is working properly.
  2. Next, all the parts of the machine are put together. For different types of food strainers, different instructions are followed. For instance, in case of a vintage food strainer, the legs are smoothly pulled and then put on top of the brackets.
  3. In this step, the bracket is placed on the top of the sieve and it is made sure that they are balanced properly.
  4. In the fourth step, two bowls are placed beneath the sieve. One bowl is used to collect the juice while the other one is used to collect waste from the materials.
  5. Different types of fruits are handled differently when using a food strainer. Soft foods are directly placed into the sieve. On the other hand, firm foods like fruits and vegetables need to be parboiled to make them soft and edible before placing them in the strainer. Fruits should be parboiled until the skin comes out but there is no need for peeling as the strainer takes care of it. Sometimes fruits and vegetables are cut into small pieces so that they fit inside the food strainer.
  6. The strainer works best only when it is half filled. The sieve should be only half filled with fruits and vegetables before rotating. When the handle of the strainer is turned, juices and seeds will automatically drop into the bowl. As a precaution, the handle should never be turned when it is empty.
  7. By using a spatula, vegetables and fruits are pushed down to the bottom of the sieve. On the other hand, when the pestle is turned counter clockwise, the skin will automatically be removed from the fruits and vegetables. The foods should be moved and not forced in the food strainer to avoid jamming.
  8. When no more juice is left, all unwanted seeds and skins are removed from the food strainer by using a pestle.
  9. Finally, the parts of the food strainer should be carefully washed and dried before storing. Sometimes small seeds can get stuck in the holes of the sieve which can be removed by the use of a toothpick.

A food strainer is the perfect solution for anyone who wants readymade nutritious food at home. It makes canning, freezing and storing food much easier. People can also save a lot of money by preparing a lot of food at home quickly and easily. However, people should always read the instruction manuals carefully before using food strainers.

This Food Strainer Review is Written/Updated on Aug 3rd, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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