View Full Version : Where to buy a Victorian strainer?

01-08-2008, 10:32 PM
Just wondering if anyone has advice on where to get a Victorian food strainer for making applesauce. They sell them at the Emergency Essentials store, but they are out of stock right now (in store and online). Any other ideas?

01-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Where are you at? I saw some at Smith and Edwards this past weekend.

01-08-2008, 11:33 PM
This really isn't the best time to buy them. June-Aug is better.

Online links take your pick (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=victorio+strainer&btnG=Google+Search)

ACE Hardware Universal Gourmet brand $54.99 (http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1277452&cp&kw=food+strainer&origkw=food+strainer&sr=1)
CAL Ranch - during summer months
Backtobasicsproducts.com link (http://www.backtobasicsproducts.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=49)
Preparedness stores or websites
Kitchen supply places
Kitchen Kneads.com -- Villa Ware strainer $59.99 (http://www.kitchenkneads.com/index.php?module=store_listings&action=view_listing&listing=45)

Sears - Kitchen Aid attachments link (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?keyword=food+strainer&gobutton.x=12&gobutton.y=10)

Bed, Bath and Beyond - Roma or Kitchen Aid - see links below
Roma brand - view here (http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=14044639)
Kitchen Aid mixers have strainer attachments view here (http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/search/search.aspx?order_num=-1&sstr=kitchen%20aid%20strainer&Dim=1&Nty=1)

01-09-2008, 08:56 AM
I've also seen them at Macey's with the canning supplies. I can't remember the price, but maybe around $40. If they don't have one in stock, they may be able to order it for you.

01-09-2008, 09:27 AM
I made applesauce with my blender in october. Just slice & peel the apples, boil them in water & fruit fresh for a bit until they're softened, then blend them up. Add sugar for taste if you want.

01-09-2008, 07:54 PM
Whatever you do , DO NOT get a Back to Basics strainer. They are about 1/2 the price of a Victorio strainer, but the aluminum flakes off into your applesauce. Ask me how I know. !soapbox I paid $55.00 for my Victorio about 6 yrs ago, and I love it.

01-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice! I figured this wasn't the best time to try and find one, but my dh wanted to get me one for my birthday, so I was trying to shop around and find one. We'll see...maybe we'll just postpone my birthday gift until this summer, or something.

01-10-2008, 03:21 PM
I see them all the time at yard sales or on KSL.com classifieds during the summer. I got a really nice one for less than $5 this past year.

01-10-2008, 10:16 PM
I saw canning supplies on clearance at Target and walmart recently, maybe even smiths. So check the clearance areas. It seems Like i saw a strainer at one of them and couldn't justify it....
HOw's that for a vague not so helpful answer...