Cooks everywhere, especially those navigating tight kitchens, prepare to rejoice! A new generation of space-saving collapsible kitchen tools has arrived to make even the stingiest kitchen cabinet seem downright expansive.
I admit, my eyebrows were raised when I first heard of these. But my inner skeptic was quickly silenced when, in use, these items stood up to any mixing, pouring or dumping I dished out. Though the walls of these collapsible bowls and carriers, colanders, and measuring cups are flexible, they’re formed in rigid, high-heat food-grade polypropylene plastic which makes them very sturdy and self-supporting when expanded. Plus, it’s fun to pop collapsible bowls and colanders up and down, making them a perfect lure to get kids into the kitchen to help.
It seems that leading kitchen tools brand Progressive listened to cooks’ storage woes and responded beautifully with this new breed of cleverly designed colanders, bowls and measuring tools that flatten for easy storage. They combine rigid rims and bases for stability together with flexible sides that fold from full height down to about an inch tall — or less. So, instead of nesting or wedging bulky full-sized items into tight spaces, busy cooks can simply collapse them down to store wherever convenient.
Even better, collapsible cooking tools are designed to fit in the dishwasher in their flattened state, making space-wasting bulky loads and hand-washing large items things of the past.
Needless to say, I was a quick convert to collapsible kitchen tools. They’re a great solution for any cook looking to save a lot of space or simply add convenience in any kitchen.