The Best Kitchen Sink Strainer

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Fengbao 2PCS Kitchen Sink Strainer - Stainless Steel, Large Wide Rim 4.5" Diameter recommended by Skillet Director
OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer recommended by Skillet Director
Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer Stainless Steel Drain Filter Strainer with Large Wide Rim 4.5" for Kitchen Sinks recommended by Skillet Director
EverFlow 75111 Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Replacement for Standard Drains (3.25 Inch) Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Body With Rubber Stopper recommended by Skillet Director
KONE Garbage G231 3-1/2-inch Kitchen Sink drain Removable Deep Waste Basket/Strainer Assembly/Sealing Lid, Stainless Steel recommended by Skillet Director
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Fengbao 2PCS Kitchen Sink Strainer
OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer
Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer
EverFlow 75111 Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer
KONE Garbage G231 3-1/2-inch Kitchen Sink Strainer
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Fengbao
OXO
Helect
Everflow
K.ONE
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$6.99
$7.95
$5.98
$5.64
$12.95
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Fengbao 2PCS Kitchen Sink Strainer - Stainless Steel, Large Wide Rim 4.5" Diameter recommended by Skillet Director
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Fengbao 2PCS Kitchen Sink Strainer
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Fengbao
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OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer recommended by Skillet Director
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OXO Good Grips Silicone Sink Strainer
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OXO
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$7.95
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Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer Stainless Steel Drain Filter Strainer with Large Wide Rim 4.5" for Kitchen Sinks recommended by Skillet Director
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Helect 3-Pack Kitchen Sink Strainer
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Helect
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$5.98
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EverFlow 75111 Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Replacement for Standard Drains (3.25 Inch) Chrome Plated Stainless Steel Body With Rubber Stopper recommended by Skillet Director
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EverFlow 75111 Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer
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Everflow
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$5.64
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KONE Garbage G231 3-1/2-inch Kitchen Sink drain Removable Deep Waste Basket/Strainer Assembly/Sealing Lid, Stainless Steel recommended by Skillet Director
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KONE Garbage G231 3-1/2-inch Kitchen Sink Strainer
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K.ONE
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$12.95
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How to Install a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer?

How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Strainer?

Kitchen Sink Strainer Buyers’ Guide

What is a strainer?

In a household, sink strainers are essential for many reasons. Due to the water flow velocity, water pipes can get severely damaged. A sink strainer is vital for water to pass through, eliminating large pieces of food that flow with the water. There are several types of sink strainers, among which a plate-shaped is the most common one. Plate shaped strainers increase the surface area and decrease the speed of water flow. Another strainer is basked shaped, which is easier to clean as the filter is in the basket. Basket shaped sink strainer also offers more surface than a plate one, improving water flow.

How to install a sink strainer?

Tools you will need for installation of sink strainer are:

– Sink strainer.
– Plumber’s putty for providing a waterproof spacer between sink and strainer.
– Pipe wrench and/or strainer lock nut wrench.
– Needle nose pliers or basket strainer wrench.

When you install a new sink, it would be easier to attach the sink strainer before setting the sink itself. Here are the steps for installing the sink strainer:

1. First of all, apply plumber’s putty to sink by kneading with your hands until it gets soft. Insert the strainer in the sink and press it so that putty holds all around it.
2. Attach a lock nut to sink strainer. Remove the excess putty from the sink and attach a lock nut so that it does not overtighten. Be cautious as you may damage the strainer threads.
3. Reattach drain pipe tail. Tighten the tail nut with the pipe, again make sure you do not overtighten.
4. Lastly, remove excess plumber’s putty and test the sink.

How to clean the sink stopper?

1. First of all, fill your sink with warm water.
2. Add dishwashing liquid into the water.
3. Soak the strainer into the water for about 15 minutes.
4. Turn the strainer upside down and leave it underwater.
5. Use a brush to clean the strainer while in the water.
6. Remove the strainer from the soapy water and rewash it with clean water.
7. Let it dry on a hand towel.

Kitchen tools price updated on 2020-01-19 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Skillet Director team earns from qualifying purchases.

Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.