Sieve

A sieve, fine mesh strainer, or sift, is a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for controlling the particle size distribution of a sample, using a screen such as a woven mesh or net or perforated sheet material.[1] The word sift derives from sieve.

Metal laboratory sieves
An ami shakushi, a Japanese ladle or scoop that may be used to remove small drops of batter during the frying of tempura

In cooking, a sifter is used to separate and break up clumps in dry ingredients such as flour, as well as to aerate and combine them. A strainer (see Colander), meanwhile, is a form of sieve used to separate suspended solids from a liquid by filtration.


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