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Strainer Buckets: The Perfect Combination of Form & Function

, by AussiePharmaDirect, 9 min reading time

Have you ever stopped to wonder about the origins of your kitchen tools? The humble strainer and bucket may seem like ordinary objects, but they have a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years.

The first strainers were likely invented by ancient civilisations who needed a way to separate solids from liquids. The Egyptians used reed strainers to filter beer, while the Greeks and Romans used bronze or copper strainers to filter wine and olive oil. Buckets, on the other hand, have been around for even longer. The earliest buckets were likely made from woven baskets coated with pitch or tar to make them waterproof. Later, wooden buckets became popular and were used for various purposes, from carrying water and storing food to transporting goods.

Over time, strainers and buckets evolved to become more specialised and efficient, with new materials and designs making them easier to use,  more effective, and more durable. Today, strainers and buckets come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and materials, from plastic and metal to silicone and mesh, and are essential tools in any kitchen or household.

The tool you never knew you needed

Together, strainer and bucket make a formidable duo for any kitchen task. But what if you could combine the functionality of both tools into a single item? Enter the strainer bucket. This versatile tool takes the best of both worlds and creates a unique solution for making tasks in the kitchen easier. And the functionality isn’t just limited to just kitchen tasks. Strainer buckets can be used - albeit creatively, for various tasks that go beyond the kitchen.

What is a strainer bucket?

So, what exactly is a strainer bucket and how does it work? Well, imagine a regular wash bucket, but with a built-in strainer within. This type of bucket can be made from a variety of materials, such as mesh, perforated metal, or plastic, and is designed to let liquid through while holding back solids. Now you can find even better variations of the strainer buckets where you can actually drain the liquid from the bottom of the bucket with just a twist of a knob or plug. 

But that’s not all - these buckets can also be used for carrying and storing items, wherever and whenever! With the combination of practicality and convenience, it's a must-have for any household.

Are strainer buckets sold in Australia?

The answer is yes! It is not that hard to find these buckets in Australia because there is actually a pretty good demand for this product. There are several other brands that offer similar products, including international brands like OXO and local manufacturers like Breville. Some brands also offer different sizes and designs to suit different needs, such as collapsible strainer buckets for outdoor activities or larger buckets for commercial kitchens.

One such brand that stands out in the Australian market is Strucket. This innovative product was ideated and developed by an Australian mother who wanted a better way to soak and clean various items - from toys, nappies, and clothes to fruits and veggies. The Strucket Bucket is a unique spin on the classic strainer bucket, with a patented two-part design that allows for easy soaking, straining, and draining of items.

The Strucket Bucket is made from durable, food-grade plastic and is suitable for a wide range of applications, from washing fruits and vegetables to cleaning toys and clothes. Its easy-to-use design has made it a popular choice among Australian families, and it has received rave reviews for its effectiveness and convenience!

Keep on reading to discover how the Strucket can transform the way you prepare food, clean, and go on outdoor adventures!

The perfect kitchen companion

Too many things to do in the kitchen but you only have limited space to do so? The Strucket Bucket can help make kitchen prep and cleaning tasks faster and more efficient. Here are just a few of the ways that you can use a Strucket Bucket in your kitchen:

  • Deep clean utensils and cutlery: Let's be honest, washing dishes after a party or even on normal days can be a daunting task, especially when you have a mountain of cutlery and utensils to clean. Simply soak them separately in the Strucket! No more struggling to clean individual pieces of cutlery or hunting around for that one fork that's hiding in the suds. This leaves you with more time and space to clean the other things. 
  • Wash tea towels, oven mitts, and other fabric items: Let's face it, tea towels, oven mitts, and other fabric items such as aprons or table runners can get pretty grubby in the kitchen. The unique strainer design of the wash bucket means you can easily lift out the wet items after soaking without getting your hands dirty.
  • Clean vegetables and fruits: You might think a simple rinse in the sink is enough to clean your fruits and veggies, but unfortunately, that's not always the case. Let them soak in the bucket, and lift the strainer once done, giving the produce a good shake to remove any excess water. The strainer design ensures that all the contaminants and debris are left in the bottom of the bucket. Plus, it’s a food grade bucket, meaning that it is made of materials that are safe to be in contact with food. Food grade materials are non-toxic and do not release harmful chemicals or substances into the food, even when subjected to high temperatures or prolonged use.
  • Defrost meat: Simply place your frozen meat in the bucket, and the built-in strainer will keep it elevated above the water. The Strucket Mini comes with lids that you can easily cover, so you can leave it be without worrying about any insects landing on it. This is a great way to defrost meat safely and without the risk of contamination.

Laundry day made easier

Doing laundry can be quite a chore, but with the Strucket Bucket, it doesn't have to be! This multipurpose laundry bucket can make your laundry day a breeze, allowing you to handle various tasks quickly and efficiently.

  • Wash delicate clothing items: Tired of ruining your favorite delicate items in the washing machine? The Strucket is a great tool for hand washing delicate clothing items such as underwear, lingerie, and even baby clothes. The deep bucket ensures that the detergent and water fully penetrate the fabric, while the strainer makes it easy to hold and move the items around without risking damage.
  • Clean and disinfect children’s items and toys: Children's toys are constantly exposed to dirt, germs, and other unpleasant substances. From outdoor play to drool and sticky fingers, toys can get quite dirty quickly. While cleaning them is a necessary task, it can be a hassle to do so effectively. With the Strucket’s large capacity, you can easily fit even the biggest toys inside, and its strainer basket ensures that all the dirt and grime are removed without damaging the toys.
  • Clean and disinfect your mop heads, sponges, and cleaning rags: Just add them to the bucket, and let them soak in a mixture of water and cleaning solution. The strainer ensures that all the dirt and debris are left in the bottom of the bucket, leaving you with clean and disinfected cleaning tools for the household.

Perfect for outdoor use and entertaining

Picture yourself on a camping trip with your family, surrounded by nature and wildlife. You're having the time of your life, but your clothes are getting dirtier by the minute, and you still have a few more days to go in the outdoors. What do you do? With the Strucket bucket, washing and storing clothes while camping has never been easier! Simply fill it up with water and detergent, then toss in your dirty clothes. With that same bucket, you can also use it to clean camping equipment like pots, pans, and utensils for when you’re done with that bonfire party! Plus, it's compact and easy to store, making it easier for you to bring it together with you as one of your camping tool.

If you’re one to host parties or gatherings on the weekends and the holiday season, an esky for the food and drinks is a must-have addition to keep them fresh and cool. Chuck your favourite beers and other drinks into the Strucket filled with ice, and it can act as a cooler. A smashing addition to your parties! This bucket is not just any ordinary bucket, but a multi-purpose tool that will take your party to the next level. Fill it up with ice, add your favourite cocktail ingredients, and voila! Your very own cocktail bucket.

The built-in tap at the bottom of the bucket makes it easier for you to replenish your glass whenever you want to. What’s more - the strainer means you can easily separate any fruit or garnishes from the liquid, making it a breeze to switch up your drinks or keep things fresh throughout the party.

The endless possibilities of uses of the Strucket Bucket

The Strucket Bucket is like the Swiss Army knife of household tools! Its functions are so versatile that it seems like its usefulness will never end. Just when you think you've found all the possible uses for it, a new one pops up! It's like a magical genie that can grant your household wishes. Need to soak some dirty clothes? Use the Strucket! Need a place to store your cold drinks for your next barbecue? Use the Strucket! Need to defrost your chicken for dinner tonight? Use the Strucket! With the Strucket, the possibilities are endless, and you're only limited by your imagination. Who knows, you might even come up with a new use that hasn't been discovered yet!

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