what do you call these things? [sieve, slotted spoon]

  • Hermione Golightly

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    British English
    It's a slotted spoon except it has holes in it. The purpose is similar, but the use is different. For example, I use a spoon like that for taking pieces of meat out from a stew to get equal portions. I use a sieve or strainer to separate pieces of fruit from fruit juice, for example, and a sieve can be used to make purees or to sift flour.
     

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    Just to comment that my spoon isn't 'slotted', slots being rectangular slits in the bowl. My spoon has round holes in it, but it's still known as a slotted spoon, not a 'holed' spoon.
    Image of a spoon with slots, not holes.
     
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