How do you wash a sieve without breaking it?

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Seriously, I always end up either ripping them or something. If I don't wash them with some elbow grease then how else will I get all the little bits out.

Ste, Monday, 27 November 2006 17:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Only advice I have is to wash it immediately, so no bits will have a chance to stick.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 27 November 2006 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link

It's tough, especially if you've used it to drain something starchy like pasta. I generally spray it upside down, then soak it for a bit, then scrub it with a medium stiff bristled brush - it kind of pokes through the holes and dislodges the residue.

jaq (jaq), Monday, 27 November 2006 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

You can't soak a metal sieve for long. I have a rusty sieve because of this kind of idiocy. Washing immediately works well for things with bigger holes too, like mashers.

Madchen (Madchen), Monday, 27 November 2006 18:51 (fourteen years ago) link

dishwasher works best for me!

teeny (teeny), Monday, 27 November 2006 19:36 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah i think my brush bristles are too soft, i think the idea of washing it straight away might be a good one too.


ste, Tuesday, 28 November 2006 11:30 (fourteen years ago) link

I just buy cheapo sieves because they end up rusting or not clean and I just replace them as often as I need to (I do the bristle-brushy thing, but usually the soaking before it takes its toll. Probably because I only ever spend about £1 on cheapo sieves)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Tuesday, 28 November 2006 19:39 (fourteen years ago) link

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