Toolbar Mixing bowl & Colander

Toolbar Mixing bowl & Colander

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.

Toolbar Mixing bowl & Colander

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.

Toolbar Mixing bowl & Colander


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.

With the colander in the bowl, pour over the boiling water to cover the chickpeas.

Leave the chickpeas to soften in the boiling water with an optional clove or two of garlic.

While softening prepare the rest of the ingredients (see bullet points) in a food processor or blender.

When the sides of the bowl are cool enough to touch your chickpeas will have sufficiently softened. But will be warm.

Because no one likes warm hummus. Pour away the hot water and refill the bowl with cold water. Allow the chickpeas to sit and cool.

Take the colander out of the bowl pour away the water and add to your food processor/ blender with the rest of the ingredients.

Blend until smooth. Soaking the chickpeas in hot water will have helps achieve smooth hummus without using a pot or stove.

Once the bowl is dry scoop the hummus back into it or a serving bowl. Sprinkle with sumac or paprika and tuck in.

Enjoy your hummus with a delicious Mediterranean salad!

Poppy Watt

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