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March 9, 2007

No Stress Tuna Press — Episode 2: Stainless Steel


In Episode 1 back on January 21, 2006, we learned of the existence of this clever device purported to take the worry out of draining canned tuna.

Being close, that's Dial's bailiwick.

But I digress.

Now comes the new, improved tuna can colander.

You will note I did not say "tuna fish."

That's redundant, though common parlance.

Do you say "mackerel fish?" Or "yellowtail fish?"

Didn't think so.

Anyway, Steve Leckart's "Cool Tools" newsletter recently featured the stainless steel version — and if it's good enough for Cool Tools it's certainly good enough for bookofjoe.

Without further ado, then (gee, joe, I thought you'd never get to the point), Dennis Emge's review.

    No More Soggy Tuna — Stainless Steel Can Colander

    For years I wondered why no one had built or designed a way to drain out all of the liquid out of a can of tuna. Then, low and behold, I found one. This stainless steel can colander is relatively inexpensive and built with a high grade of stainless steel, so it is practically bulletproof and almost impossible to bend. This colander also works on any normal-sized can, but its real magic is its ability to completely drain the liquid out of a can to prevent wet and soggy tuna. Progressive also makes a plastic colander but I wouldn't recommend it. The stainless steel model isn't much more expensive and it will last you your lifetime.




If the link above doesn't work, go to Amazon's Kitchen store and put "stainless steel can colander" in the search box.

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This should be a MANDATORY piece of equipment for all eateries serving tunafish sandwiches. I know immediately whether the kitchen knows what it's doing by the quality of its tunafish sandwiches. The bad ones haven't figured out that you can't make decent tunafish salad if your don't AGGRESSIVELY drain the damned stuff. I also know whether a kitchen is on its toes if it can serve up a decent batch of French Fries. Amazing how many palces do such a terrible job at such simple tasks.

Posted by: NoAcuteDistress | Mar 9, 2007 9:18:01 PM

Or get the tuna that comes in a foil pouch. No liquids to drain. No $6.99 tool to wash.

Posted by: Al Christensen | Mar 9, 2007 3:05:12 PM

My current cat has only just discovered the joys of tuna FISH. (Take that!) She's so happy about this gadget -- you have a new fan.

Posted by: Flautist | Mar 9, 2007 1:10:14 PM

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