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The 10 Best Juice Strainers of 2020

Best Juice Strainer

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A juice strainer is a kitchen tool that separates small from large ingredients by straining the small ingredients. It is also ideal for separating liquids from other ingredients, such as when making juice.

The tool is very handy for kitchen use and is usually made using stainless steel, cotton, or nylon materials. Since it is available in a wide variety of options, we have listed 10 of the best juice strainers in the market to help you pick the most suitable one.

10 Best Juice Strainers – Review 

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Spring Chef 8541985312

1. Spring Chef 8541985312 (Best Overall)

  • Versatile 3-piece strainer set
  • Dense and rustproof 304 stainless steel mesh
  • Fine 30-mesh surface
  • Sturdy reinforced stainless-steel handles
HIC Harold Import Co. 30021

2. HIC Harold Import Co. 30021 (Best for the Money)

  • Affordable
  • Non-reactive nylon construction
  • Double-ear support for hands-free use
  • Dishwasher-safe
Linden Sweden 19100

3. Linden Sweden 19100 (Best Adjustable)

  • Adjustable 4-leg stand
  • U-shaped feet
  • Small-pore cotton filter bag
  • Dishwasher-safe
Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag

4. Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag (Best Nut Bag Strainer)

  • 2 bag set
  • 75- and 200-micron size for texture control
  • BPA-free food-grade nylon construction
  • Dishwasher-safe
HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002

5. HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002 (Best Nylon Mesh Strainer)

  • 4-piece mesh strainer set
  • Food-grade non-reactive nylon material construction
  • U-shaped double ears for hands-free use
  • Hanging hole for convenient storage
New Star Foodservice 38071

6. New Star Foodservice 38071 (Best Chinois Strainer)

  • Extra-fine mesh
  • Strong 18/8 stainless steel construction
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Hollow, lightweight handle
IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer

7. IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer (Smooth Rim Strainer)

  • Smooth and fine-wrapped rim surface
  • 3-piece set
  • Thick food-grade stainless-steel mesh
  • Silicone wrapped handles for better grip
Ellie's Best KD2100

8. Ellie's Best KD2100 (Commercial-Grade Nut Bag Strainer)

  • Large 12 x 12 in. size
  • Food-grade BPA-free nylon material construction
  • Triple seamed for toughness and durability
  • Perfect mesh size for quick and easy straining
RSVP International STR-35

9. RSVP International STR-35 (Conical Strainer)

  • Conical chinois-like design and functionality
  • Tightly woven 18/8 stainless-steel mesh
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Dishwasher-safe
Winco MS3A-8S

10. Winco MS3A-8S (With Wooden Handle)

  • Comfortable and grippy wooden handle
  • Two U-shaped ears for hands-free use
  • Large 8-in diameter size
  • Smooth non-stick rim surface

PRODUCT

1. Spring Chef 8541985312

(Best Overall)

Spring Chef 8541985312
  • Versatile 3-piece strainer set
  • Dense and rustproof 304 stainless steel mesh
  • Fine 30-mesh surface
  • Sturdy reinforced stainless-steel handles

2. HIC Harold Import Co. 30021

(Best for the Money)

HIC Harold Import Co. 30021
  • Affordable
  • Non-reactive nylon construction
  • Double-ear support for hands-free use
  • Dishwasher-safe

3. Linden Sweden 19100

(Best Adjustable)

Linden Sweden 19100
  • Adjustable 4-leg stand
  • U-shaped feet
  • Small-pore cotton filter bag
  • Dishwasher-safe

4. Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag

(Best Nut Bag Strainer)

Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag
  • 2 bag set
  • 75- and 200-micron size for texture control
  • BPA-free food-grade nylon construction
  • Dishwasher-safe

5. HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002

(Best Nylon Mesh Strainer)

HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002
  • 4-piece mesh strainer set
  • Food-grade non-reactive nylon material construction
  • U-shaped double ears for hands-free use
  • Hanging hole for convenient storage

6. New Star Foodservice 38071

(Best Chinois Strainer)

New Star Foodservice 38071
  • Extra-fine mesh
  • Strong 18/8 stainless steel construction
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Hollow, lightweight handle

7. IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer

(Smooth Rim Strainer)

IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Smooth and fine-wrapped rim surface
  • 3-piece set
  • Thick food-grade stainless-steel mesh
  • Silicone wrapped handles for better grip

8. Ellie's Best KD2100

(Commercial-Grade Nut Bag Strainer)

Ellie's Best KD2100
  • Large 12 x 12 in. size
  • Food-grade BPA-free nylon material construction
  • Triple seamed for toughness and durability
  • Perfect mesh size for quick and easy straining

9. RSVP International STR-35

(Conical Strainer)

RSVP International STR-35
  • Conical chinois-like design and functionality
  • Tightly woven 18/8 stainless-steel mesh
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Dishwasher-safe

10. Winco MS3A-8S

(With Wooden Handle)

Winco MS3A-8S
  • Comfortable and grippy wooden handle
  • Two U-shaped ears for hands-free use
  • Large 8-in diameter size
  • Smooth non-stick rim surface

1. Spring Chef 8541985312 – Best Overall Juice Strainer

Spring Chef 8541985312

Photo: Spring Chef

  • Size: 3, 5.5 & 8 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Stainless Steel

Starting off the review is Spring Chef’s 8541985312 and it takes the best overall spot because of several features. For starters, it comes as a set of 3 kitchen sieves with different diameters. These are 3, 5.5, and 8 inches in diameter respectively.

These strainers nest together easily for compact storage and you get a versatile set. The small one is ideal for straining loose tea and ground coffee while the medium size is ideal for juice straining and sifting flour. The largest one can be used to drain pasta or as a colander.

Each of the three has a dense and rustproof 304 stainless steel mesh that can handle over 15 lbs. in weight. With a 30-mesh surface, the strainers can filter out very small particles, including quinoa/raspberry seeds.

Other features include sturdy stainless-steel handles that are reinforced using pressure and heat for enhanced durability, a smooth non-stick rim, and a small stainless-steel secondary handle that doubles up as a hanging hook. The only problem is that the set is quite expensive.

Pros:

  • Versatile 3-piece strainer set
  • Dense and rustproof 304 stainless steel mesh
  • Fine 30-mesh surface
  • Sturdy reinforced stainless-steel handles
  • Smooth non-stick rim

Cons:

  • Quite expensive

2. HIC Harold Import Co. 30021 – Best Juice Strainer for the Money

HIC Harold Import Co. 30021

Photo: HIC Harold Import Co.

  • Size: 4 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Nylon

For those looking for a high-quality strainer and are on a budget, HIC’s 30021 is the best option to consider. It has a 4-in diameter that is ideal for sifting, draining, sieving, and of course, straining.

The entire structure is made of non-reactive nylon material, which is very lightweight and is ideal for straining acidic juices like lemon and orange.

It also has double-ear U supports that enable it to sit securely on pots, pan, mixing bowls, and other food containers. This leaves both your hands-free to focus on the task at hand.

More features include a hanging hole on the handle for compact and convenient storage and a dishwasher-safe design that can be placed on the top rack of a dishwasher. On the downside, you only get a single piece that is relatively small.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Non-reactive nylon construction
  • Double-ear support for hands-free use
  • Hanging hole for convenient storage
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons:

  • Single piece per set

3. Linden Sweden 19100 – Best Adjustable Juice Strainer

Linden Sweden 19100

Photo: Linden Sweden

  • Size: 10.5 x 9.5 in.
  • Materials: Cotton

Linden Sweden’s 19100 is very unique because its filter bag is mounted on a polypropylene stand. This stand has 4 adjustable legs that can be extended from 7 to 13 inches, which allows you to fit it on a wide variety of pans and bowls in your kitchen.

Additionally, these legs have U-shaped feet that fit securely on these pans and bowls for hands-free straining. After use, the frame can fold flat for easy and compact storage.

That said, the filter bag is made from 100% cotton and it has small pores that are ideal for straining juice from fruits and berries.

However, you only get a single bag per set and even though it is reusable, a replacement might be required every once in a while. On the bright side, both the stand and the bag are dishwasher-safe and this simplifies the maintenance process.

Pros:

  • Adjustable 4-leg stand
  • U-shaped feet for secure fitting on food containers
  • Small-pore cotton filter bag
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons:

  • Only comes with a single cotton bag

4. Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag – Best Nut Bag Strainer

Meshberry s-100-200 milk bag

Photo: Meshberry

  • Size: 12 x 12 in.
  • Materials: Nylon

If you prefer using nut bag juice strainers, we highly recommend Meshberry’s s-100-200 milk bag because it comes as a versatile 2-piece set. Both are made using BPA-free food-grade nylon material but have different micron sizes.

One has a 75-micron mesh while the other is rated at 200 microns. These enable you to control the amount of pulp in your juice to control the texture.

The 75-micron bag has larger pores that allow the very fine pulp to pass through and this creates a creamy texture. On the other hand, the 200-micron mesh has smaller pores that trap more pulp to produce light textured juice.

Both bags are dishwasher-safe for easy maintenance but require special care when in use to avoid tearing.

Pros:

  • 2 bag set
  • Different pore sizes (75 and 200 microns) for texture control
  • BPA-free food-grade nylon construction
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons:

  • Can tear easily

5. HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002 – Best Nylon Mesh Strainer

HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002

Photo: HIC Harold Import Co.

  • Size: 3, 4, 5.5 & 7 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Nylon

HIC’s BUN0002 comes as a set of 4 nylon mesh strainers, which makes it the best of its kind. This gives you value for money and versatility because the pieces have different sizes.

The strainers measure 3, 4, 5.5, and 7 inches in diameter respectively and they are designed to aerate food, remove clumps from soups, sieve flour, and strain juices in different quantities.

All four of them are made using food-grade non-reactive nylon material, which is recommended for acidic foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes.

This also ensures that the strainers do not retain retains tastes and odors, which can negatively impact the next batch of juice that you strain.

The pieces also have double-ear support with a U-shape design. This makes them sit securely on pots and pans for hands-free use. You also get a hanging hole on the handle for convenient storage and a top-rack dishwasher-safe design for easy maintenance.

However, this set does not allow you to adjust the juice’s texture. The pore size is the same in all 4 pieces.

Pros:

  • 4-piece mesh strainer set
  • Food-grade non-reactive nylon material construction
  • U-shaped double ears for hands-free use
  • Hanging hole for convenient storage
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons:

  • No texture adjustment

6. New Star Foodservice 38071 – Best Chinois Strainer

New Star Foodservice 38071

Photo: New Star Foodservice

  • Size: 8 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Stainless Steel

Chinois or bouillon strainers are known for straining juices or other liquids where a velvety texture is required. New Star Foodservice’s 38071 does exactly that and this is because it has an extra-fine mesh that does an excellent job in separating the larger ingredients from the liquids.

Other than that, the entire unit is made using sturdy and rust-proof 18/8 stainless steel material, make it very durable. It has a smooth rim that offers non-stick performance while the handle is hollow to give it a lightweight design.

You also get a wide 8-inch diameter plus a deep conical design that can fit a lot of solid material as you strain the juice. On the downside, the product is very expensive but this is usually the case with chinois strainers.

Pros:

  • Extra-fine mesh for creating a velvety juice texture
  • Strong and rustproof 18/8 stainless steel construction
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Hollow, lightweight handle

Cons:

  • Costly

7. IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer – Smooth Rim Juice Strainer

IPOW Fine Mesh Strainer

Photo: IPOW

  • Size: 2.75, 4.75 & 7.25 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Stainless Steel

The 3 pieces in IPOW’s fine mesh strainer exhibit exquisite workmanship in the form of a smooth and fine wrapped rim surface. Not only does this look good, but it also ensures no food sticks in the mesh and is easy to clean.

On top of this, it has a sturdy design with a thick food-grade stainless steel mesh and strengthened stainless steel handles, which have a wider welded area. This extra welding surface ensures each strainer can handle up to 6.6 lbs., which is more than you will ever put on them.

These handles have silicone wrappings that enhance your grip during use while an ear on the other side provides a surface for suspension above pans and pots. This allows you to use the strainer hands-free. However, the set is quite costly.

Pros:

  • Smooth and fine-wrapped rim surface
  • 3-piece set
  • Thick food-grade stainless-steel mesh
  • Strengthened stainless steel handles
  • Silicone wrapped handles for better grip

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive

8. Ellie's Best KD2100 – Commercial-Grade Nut Bag Strainer

Ellie's Best KD2100

Photo: Ellie's Best

  • Size: 12 x 12 in.
  • Materials: Nylon

Ellie’s Best’s KD2100 is classified as a commercial-grade nut bag strainer because of several reasons. For starters, it has a large 12 x 12-in. size, which chefs prefer.

It is also made using the finest food-grade BPA-free nylon material with triple seams that are very tough. This construction ensures it holds up to daily use. Lastly, it has the perfect mesh size that filters out all the pulp to make straining quick and easy.

Aside from that, this product is durably built because it does not grow bacteria, mold, or leach harmful chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides. As such, it is far superior as compared to fiber, cotton, or hemp bags. The only problem is that you get a single bag per set.

Pros:

  • Large 12 x 12 in. size
  • Food-grade BPA-free nylon material construction
  • Triple seamed for toughness and durability
  • Perfect mesh size for quick and easy straining
  • Does not grow bacteria, mold

Cons:

  • Only a single bag per set

9. RSVP International STR-35 – Conical Juice Strainer

RSVP International STR-35

Photo: RSVP International

  • Size: 4 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Stainless Steel

This juice strainer has a conical shape, which makes it function like a chinois/ bouillon type. As such, it is ideal for straining capers, cherries, cocktail onions, and the like.

That said, it is wholly built using stainless steel and has a durable 18/8 stainless-steel tightly woven mesh, which holds back most of the pulp.

Other features include a single ear for suspending the strainer above your food container, a smooth non-stick rim, and a dishwasher-safe design for easy maintenance. However, the unit has a relatively small 4-in diameter that holds very little food.

Pros:

  • Conical chinois-like design and functionality
  • Tough stainless-steel construction
  • Tightly woven 18/8 stainless-steel mesh
  • Smooth non-stick rim
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons:

  • Small size

10. Winco MS3A-8S – Juice Strainer with a Wooden Handle

Winco MS3A-8S

Photo: Winco

  • Size: 8 in. Diameter
  • Materials: Stainless Steel

The most noticeable feature of this strainer is its wooden handle, which is sandwiched between the stainless-steel ring. This gives a better grip when in use, which improves comfort.

That said, you don’t have to hold it continuously. Apart from the handle, it has two ears that are U-shaped and these securely hold the strainer above your food container for hands-free use.

Apart from the wooden section on the handle, the rest of the unit is made using stainless steel and this gives it a strong and durable design. You also get a large 8-in diameter rim, which can hold a lot of food and has a smooth surface for non-stick performance.

The only issue is that you get a single piece per set but it is quite affordable.

Pros:

  • Comfortable and grippy wooden handle
  • Two U-shaped ears for hands-free use
  • Large 8-in diameter size
  • Smooth non-stick rim surface

Cons:

  • Only a single piece per set

How to Buy the Best Juice Strainer

How to Buy the Best Juice Strainer

Photo: Spring Chef

1. Types of Juice Strainers

Nut Milk Bags

Nut milk bags are usually preferred by chefs for professional use because they produce very creamy juices or nut milk. Additionally, most of them are large and can hold a lot of blended fruit/food for straining.

They are usually made using nylon material, which is very strong and can withstand heavy squeezing.

CheeseCloth

Cheesecloth is made using cotton and just like nut milk bags, it has small pores that produce juice with a very creamy texture. However, this cloth can rot or get bacteria, which means you have to replace them every once in a while.

Fine Mesh Strainer

These are the most common types of strainers and they consist of either stainless steel or food-grade nylon meshes.  

Chinois Strainer 

These are very similar to fine mesh strainers but have a deep conical shape plus an extra-fine mesh that produces an extra velvety texture in your juice. They are quite costly but are tools for serious home cooks.

Buying Guide: For professional use, nut milk bags and chinois strainers are recommended. However, for everyday home use, fine mesh strainers such as Spring Chef’s 8541985312 is recommended.

2. Size

Strainers are available in different sizes and these are recommended for different uses. For instance, small strainers are better for use with tea and coffee while large ones are better for juice extraction because you can place lots of pulp above.

That said, a kit that gives you multiple sizes is better because you get a complete versatile set. HIC Harold Import Co. BUN0002 gives you 4 pieces, which offers the most versatility. However, for cheesecloth or nut milk bags, the bigger they are, the better.

3. Materials

Fine mesh strainers are either made using stainless steel or nylon. Stainless steel has the benefit of being strong and very durable. However, it is expensive. On the other hand, nylon is light and very affordable but is not as sturdy.

Stainless steel has an edge over nylon and that is why we recommend Spring Chef’s 8541985312 because it is a set of 3 stainless steel strainers.

4. Cleaning and Maintenance

No one likes to do the dishes. Ultimately, any kitchen tool that is easy to clean is recommended because you will have an easier time after use. For this, check if the strainer is dishwasher safe.

Conclusion

In conclusion, strainers are must-have have kitchen tools for juice extraction and we recommend Spring Chef’s 8541985312 as the overall best juice strainer because it comes as a 3-piece stainless-steel set. The size of this set ranges from 3 to 8 inches, which makes it very versatile.

However, if you are looking for a nut bag strainer, be sure to check out Meshberry’s s-100-200 milk bag, which is a 2-piece 75- and 200-micron set. If you are a bit short on cash though, HIC Harold Import Co.’s 30021 is the best option to buy because it is very affordable.

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