Toolbar Mixing bowl & Colander – Wash – Waste – Prep – Strain, summarises how you can use this new handy kitchen gadget from Toolbar available to purchase on Buy Me Once.
Rinse and drain your food with ease, with this multifunctional mixing bowl and colander set. Made from high-quality stainless steel for extra durability and guaranteed for life, this nesting pair is bound to be an everyday kitchen hero and a refreshing antidote to kitchen gadget clutter. Rust-resistant, easy to clean and dishwasher safe
Wash – As a food prep tool this set is most convenient for washing fruit and veg as it has drainage space between the colander and the bowl, allowing the liquid to drain, making it great for salad leaves, tomatoes, and morning blueberries etc.
Waste – While chopping up, I keep it out, firstly to collect up the odds and ends. Then, keep ready-to-go choppings together for the part of the recipe they’re called for.
Prep –Ideal for anything from mixing up dough or batter to making a spice paste or whisking the ingredients of your omelette. The bowl has clear and convenient internal measurements and the pouring spout makes pancake batters and simple stocks pretty mess-free.
Strain –liquid in canned foods, pasta, cooked rice, and larger grains can all be easily separated with ease, with this handy duo.
Always one to try a new recipe, I was thrilled when my friend Will shared his Hummus Hack using the toolbar mixing bowl and colander:
A can of chickpeas
Stirred Tahini, 4 Tablespoons
1-2 cloves (depends on the size and love of garlic).
Juice of half a lemon
Extra Virgin Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Ground cumin just under a teaspoon
Salt to taste.
A couple of tablespoons of cold water to loosen as it blends, and add until you achieve your preferred consistency.
Boil a kettle
Strain a can of chickpeas into the colander over the mixing bowl, give it a little shake and pour out the liquid caught in the bowl.
Rinse the chickpeas under the tap to help remove the aquafaba (which can make people a little gassy). Discard that water, and repeat until there are no longer bubbles or foam on the top this means aquafaba is gone.