We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. These soup strainers are, of course, great for soups, but some have larger openings good for homemade jams, compotes, salsas and sauces that require a heartier consistency, while the chinois-style models work well for gazpacho, split pea soup, savory broths and bouillon, which require a smooth finish. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
6. Mirro 9605000B Food Press
The Mirro 9605000B Food Press works perfectly for mashing fruits and vegetables while preserving nutrients and is ideal for straining and removing veggie skin and seeds. Just beware of bits of fish or chicken bone that can slip past.
- Good accessory for home canning
- Handle is not comfortable
- Slightly overpriced option
|4.0 / 5.0|
5. Fox Run 3-Piece
This Fox Run 3-Piece stainless-steel chinois set will help you make homemade jams, salsas, and sauces. Its steel cone is peppered with holes that are larger than the openings in mesh strainers, so you get a heartier finished product.
- Fits most pots and pans
- Easily separates seeds, skin, and pulp
- Not a genuine chinois unit
|4.0 / 5.0|
4. Norpro Stainless Steel Chinois Set
The Norpro Stainless Steel Chinois Set comes with a stand and a pestle, and is perfect for making batches of gazpacho, split pea soup, or other foods that are at their best when of an even and smooth consistency.
- Pestle made from sustainable rubberwood
- Stand supports 4 to 10-quart pans
- Rinses clean under running water
|4.2 / 5.0|
3. Update International CCB-08
The Update International CCB-08 8-inch extra-fine stainless steel bouillon strainer is priced affordably, yet still works perfectly for making delicious, savory broths. Its mesh extracts even the smallest particles of foodstuffs.
- Made with durable 18/8 stainless steel
- Generous 8″ diamater
- Lightweight but sturdy
|4.7 / 5.0|
2. New Star 42566 3-Piece
The New Star 42566 3-Piece stainless steel chinois strainer set comes with a handy wooden pestle perfect for mashing berries for compotes or for extracting all the excess fluids from a squash or other vegetable.
- Comes with chrome stand
- Great for making salsas
- Good reviews from users
|New Star Foodservice|
|4.6 / 5.0|
1. Matfer 17360 Exoglass Bouillon Strainer
The Matfer 17360 Exoglass Bouillon Strainer is a top-of-the-line chef’s tool. It has twin hooks for stability on the rim of any pot, and has an insulated handle that stays cool to the touch even when the strainer is at its hottest.
- Cage protects steel mesh
- 100% dishwasher safe
- Suitable for commercial use
|4.8 / 5.0|