Check out this review of the Kilpatrick Strainer from Serious Eats:
“This strainer combines the best aspects of a traditional Hawthorne strainer with a fine mesh strainer to ensure an ultra-thorough strain that prevents even the smallest bits of herbs from reaching the serving glass. It’s also ergonomic, balanced, and easy to use.”
Dorothy Poveromo –
This is the most innovated product to hit the market in a long time. If you have ever fumbled using a traditional ( now outdated) bar strainer plus an additional smaller strainer to create a cocktail minus the sediment you will quickly realize upon use of the Kilpatrick strainer how ingenious of a product it is. In fact you most likely will wonder to yourself, ‘Duh, why didn’t I think of that’. Anyway, love my new strainer.
Honestly, the quality of this thing is better than I expected. I figured it would work well, based on the pics, but in hand, this strainer is heavier than most of my others, with a very solid feel. I bought four of them, since I keep a few bar kits on hand, to accommodate different types of events.
I work venues, and wedding bars, so my gear is constantly moving, needs to be durable. I like to double strain drinks, but usually my fine mesh cone strainer stayed in my bag. Now, I can easily strain drinks the way they should be, and do it with one less tool to clean and keep track of.
It works like charm. Looking forward to using this at my next competition.
My staff and I had a chance to test these out over the weekend at our restaurant and totally fell in love with them. I would highly recommend.