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Are there special pots or anything specifically for straining water out of stuff?
I have an 8" diameter hand held strainer, but it isn't always large enough and some things might need hours to strain.
Any suggestions?
 
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like a colander?
 
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I have several different colanders that I like that might be useful for you,  Here are the links for what they look like:

I like this one best because it fits over my sink:



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I have at least two of these:



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This is my favorite one for canning:



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You can also use a clean pillowcase (or other large cloth) tied over a wooden spoon.  That was my Greek grandmother-in-law's method for straining yogurt.  I do the same for juicing berries for jelly.
 
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I have three different types, depending on how fine the thing I am straining is so pasta, potatoes and vegetables go into the plastic colander, rice, tomatoes for canning or stock bones go into the metal sieves, and for jelly/juice I have two jelly bags. I have the type that needs to be hung up, in my case that is over a broom handle that rests on the back of two dining room chairs.
 
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