Wondering what tools you need behind your bar? This is the first of several videos we’ll be posting over the next few months.
What’s first? Strainers! In this video, I’m reviewing the three most common types of strainers you’ll find behind the bar, and when and how I recommend using each.
The Three Most Common Bartending Strainers:
Here’s a quick overview of these three strainers and my recommendations.
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This Hawthorne strainer was custom designed (from scratch) by Chris, to solve all his frustrations with other strainers on the market. It has a compact, ergonomic design, a high density spring, and is made with high quality SS304 so it will last!Buy Now in the Shop!
Fine Mesh Strainer - 10cm Stainless Steel Reinforced Fine Strainer
We worked directly with the factory to make this fine strainer perfect for the bar. It's bigger (10cm) to strain faster, has a comfortable handle that's easy to grip, and most importantly built with reinforced welds so you can tap it against your shaker all you want - this handle will never break off!Buy Now in the Shop!
Julep Strainer - Top Shelf Bar Supply
I recommend a julep strainer with an oval shape (not scalloped) and simple, straight handle. This is the one we sell and it's a classic, trusty option.Buy Now in the Shop!
What are you using?
Let me know in the comments what your favorite strainers are – I’m always on the lookout for the best tools out there. If you’d like to see all of the tools I recommend, check out the Resources page!