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Pampered Chef: New Stainless Colander Question

  1. gothim0802

    gothim0802 Member

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    I had a customer want to know can you use these to cook in also?
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm confused by the customer's question. A colander is for draining. How, exactly, are they hoping to cook in it?

    BTW, my initial reaction is no, that's not what they're designed for.
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Perhaps for use as a steamer...

    My gut reaction is also no. Different solders are heat resistant to different temperatures/times and an item make for cooking would have to withstand longer sessions of higher heat than a colander is usually exposed to. But if she really wanted to know, you could write to the test kitchen and ask.
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  4. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    And if she's looking for a steamer, we have one of those, too.
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  5. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    No. We asked in the test kitchens and they said that they were not designed to be used in that way.
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  6. gothim0802

    gothim0802 Member

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    That was my initial answer too but wanted to ask. I did tell her there was a steamer though ;)
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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