Wednesday, December 12, 2012

With 5 kids, I’m never not busy.  Seriously, some days I get going and by the time I actually have a minute to sit down and look at the clock it’s already 8 or 9—that’s crazy.  Needless to say, I am all about products that make my life easier or save me time…especially in the kitchen.

It’s not that I don’t like to cook, really it’s not, as a matter of fact, way back when I wanted to be a chef (now, not so much), I just wish that cooking didn’t take up such a major part of my evenings, I’d love to be able to spend that time hanging out with the family and not in the kitchen.  So when it comes to cooking gadgets that help cut my time in the kitchen, I am all for trying them out, just like I did with the Silpoura.

Now, if you’re like me you’re probably wondering what in the heck a Silpoura is and the most basic answer to that question is that it’s a clip-on spout to help make draining and pouring a whole lot easier, but its actually so much more than that.


The Silpoura clip-on spout clips onto almost an pot, pan and bowl and helps you to strain away all of the liquid from the food that you are cooking.  Drizzle chocolate and caramel, pour hot soup, pour gravy, drain noodles or fruit and so much more!  Silpoura is made of a high temperature food-grade silicone that cleans up easily and is dishwasher safe.

Silpoura works by clipping securely onto the side of virtually any bowl, pan or pot and allows you to easily strain the food you are preparing.  While I don’t normally have a problem figuring products out, I did find myself saying “huh?” a few times as I looked over and then tried to follow the directions on the package.  Once I did figure out how to attach the Silpoura to the side of the pan that I was using at the time, it not only looked different than it should (at least according to the pictures on the package), it was kind of of clumsy and not as secure as I thought it should be.  While a few adjustments helped me get the product into the position it needed to be in I did find myself noticing that while the product is supposed to fit most cooking vessels (and in truth it does) it was definitely a lot easier straining the liquid using a medium size sauce pan than it was on a frying pan.  Check out my video review of the Silpoura below…

While I do wish the product was a little easier to attach (and it’s possible that it was just me who had an issue with attaching the Silpoura) I do think it’s a major help in the kitchen…seriously, nothing strains a pot of macaroni better than the Silpoura (using a medium size sauce pan of course).

If you’re looking for something unique to give the foodie in your life, why not try the Silpoura, it’s different, it’s useful and it’s under $10…you can’t beat that!  Don’t forget to check out the Silpoura and tons of other great gift ideas online in our 2012 holiday gift guide!

You can pick up Silpoura online at the Silpoura website starting at less than $10!

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Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned above in order to facilitate my review…all opinions are my own!


  1. This is cool, I would use it for making our cupcakes and straining pasta

  2. It is a very cool product, weird you had user error perhaps

  3. I would use it when I fix pasta.


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