Sunday, March 3Not Your Ordinary English-Tagalog Dictionary
Shadow

Tag: colander sizes

What is Colander in Tagalog? History and Difference from Strainer

What is Colander in Tagalog? History and Difference from Strainer

Kitchen Tools
The colander in Tagalog is called “salaan,” where “sala” here means “to filter”. As a kitchen utensil, a colander is a bowl-shaped strainer that is used for draining liquids from foods. Typically made of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, or ceramic, colanders have evenly spaced holes to allow liquids to drain away. Most of them have handles while others also have legs for easier handling and stability. The term "colander" is believed to have originated from the Latin word "colare," which means "to strain" or "to filter." Aside from separating liquids, such as water or oil, from solid foods like vegetables or fruits, colanders are also used for draining pasta. The origin of the colander is not exactly known, but evidence suggests that sieves in ancient Egypt were made from reeds.  ...